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Evans hopes for more success at Oakwell

16 September 2016

Royals midfielder is focused on the Royals continuing their unbeaten run against the Tykes

George Evans is looking forward to Saturday’s trip to Barnsley as the Royals look to continue a five-match unbeaten run in all competitions against the Tykes.

Evans has fond memories of Oakwell, with the midfielder netting there whilst on loan at League One Walsall from Manchester City. 

“My first game for Walsall was Barnsley away and I got my first goal for them there on my debut, which I was delighted with,” remembered the midfielder. “I’ll be hoping for more of the same on Saturday! The loan from Manchester City last year was a great experience for me.

“We want to keep picking up points we’re on a decent run,” Evans continued. “Barnsley are a good team they’re doing really well but obviously we want to go up there and we’re full of confidence that we can get a result.”

The 21-year-old says the team are enjoying the style of football Jaap Stam has implemented since his arrival and that is being reflected with a positive atmosphere in the dressing room.

Evans is hopeful the possession football can keep producing results, with a growing confidence in the squad building after some good performances in recent weeks and the strength in depth from the bench offering a good alternative in games.
“We’re playing some really good stuff here,” commented Evans. “It’s a good dressing room at the moment we’re all very happy and so we’re hoping to go there and get the three points.

“Away games in the division are very difficult but we’ve got full confidence in the lads, in the set-plays that we’ve got and the quality that we’ve got. We feel we can go anywhere and get the win, we’ll be looking to do that on Saturday.

“We know it will be a tough test; they’ve started really well. But it’s a fantastic squad here and it’s a hungry squad. Keeping a clean sheet was a great thing for us against Birmingham and that’s something we want to keep up.

“We’ve got some great players both on the pitch and on the bench. That’s good because when they come on it can add a spark that makes the difference, everyone in chomping at the bit to go and get that starting place.”

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