LATEST UPDATE : Barnsley caretaker boss reveals his ‘game plan’ to beat Northampton in Saturday’s clash

‘My aim is to play more forward, in their half, with more crosses and a little more direct.’
Martin Devaney, Barnsley’s interim manager, has vowed to ‘let the shackles off’ and play ‘attacking football’ when his team faces Northampton in Saturday’s must-win season finale at Oakwell.

Devaney will take over this weekend following the decision to cut ways with boss Neill Collins. The Tykes have only won two of their past 11 games, but they must win on Saturday to ensure a spot in the play-offs.

“I am excited,” Devaney stated. “There was no doubt when I was questioned during the week. It’s a huge game for everyone, and I’ve simply been encouraging the players this week; let’s be extremely optimistic. It’s in our hands, which is amazing and just what we wanted. It is up to us as a team and club. “I’m confident the fans will make it a memorable day.”It’s about being organised while also allowing the guys to have fun, express themselves, and play aggressive football. We are aware that Northampton will be structured and may pose risks in specific locations, but we will be prepared.

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“Things will be different. My aim is to play more forward, in their half, with more crosses and a bit more direct. I understand what the club demands and what has brought us so much success. Without the ball, we’ll be high-pressing and counterpressing.

“Other games are not on my thoughts. It does not concern me. We are focused on winning. I told the players to express themselves. They’re three games away from Wembley and four from promotion.”

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