Midfielder aiming for further improvements at Oakwell...
Stephen Quinn is looking for the Royals to continue developing their playing style at Barnsley on Saturday, with the midfielder saying the team are really starting to get a feel for the manager’s brand of football.
Barnsley will present the Royals with a difficult task after a good start to the season following their promotion from League 1 - in which they have won five of their league fixtures - and Quinn feels the Royals need to go there fully focused to get a result.
“I think the new manager and staff have come in and they’ve got an identity about how they want to play,” said Quinn. “I don’t think that is going to change and all the lads have bought into the playing style and are really enjoying it.
“We’ve got seven points out of the last three games - seven points out of nine isn’t so bad. Barnsley have settled into the league really quickly and well so we can’t go there taking anything for granted.
“It is an education. Every day you’re learning something new off the staff and the manager and it’s brilliant. We’re going to stick at it and hopefully it can continue to click which it has started to do over the last few weeks.”
Following Tuesday’s 0-0 draw with Birmingham, Quinn says the Royals are looking at trying to exploit teams more effectively whilst on the offensive, and feels Saturday is another chance for the squad to continue their progression with the style of play.
“We’ve done some work on the training pitch towards the end of the week and we’re looking at trying to open teams up a bit more,” said the Irish international.
“Barnsley have earned a lot of respect for the start they’ve had. It is early days in the league which is a very demanding one. You’ve got to be able to do it over the course of the season. We just want to focus on ourselves and improve on how we are playing.
“We want to keep progressing and keep doing what the manager wants us to do, starting with Barnsley on Saturday.”