Blame me says sorry Wilson
BARNSLEY boss Danny Wilson refused to point fingers after the Tykes wrapped up their ill-fated Championship campaign with another defeat at QPR.
This loss at home was their 25th of a dire season, the joint-worst along with Yeovil who were the only team to finish below them in the table.
Wilson is expecting a huge overhaul of his squad in the summer and the club this week announced they would try and sign up to 20 players.
But the 54-year-old, who took charge for a second spell in December, accepts the buck stops with him.
“I am not going to blame anybody else,”Wilson said.
“I was at the helm. It’s down to me, nobody else. People might blame someone else and say it’s not my fault. But it is my fault. I’m the manager of the football club. Whether they were bottom of the league when I took over or not doesn’t matter.
“I’m hopefully going to rectify it next year and bring a bit of pride back to the football club.”
QPR, already guaranteed a place in the play-offs prior to kick-off, had the game’s first chance – Kevin Doyle dragging his left-footed chance wide from 20 yards out after two minutes.
Barnsley top scorer Chris O’Grady had the home side’s first glance at goal, but his firm strike from the edge of the box was pushed wide by Robert Green.
Rangers took the lead on 42 minutes when dangerman Charlie Austin found himself unmarked in the box after a fine pass by Yossi Benayoun. Austin made no mistake to easily slot past the helpless Luke Steele for his 100th professional goal.
A minute later it was 2-0 and game over for Barnsley. Doyle’s dangerous cross seemed to miss everyone except Tykes centre-half JeanYves M’voto, who deflected the ball past Steele and into his own net.
After the break, Barnsley pulled one back through O’Grady on 54 minutes, the striker beating Nedum Onuoha in the air after Dale Jennings’ inswinging cross.
A few minutes later, Jennings almost turned from provider to scorer when his audacious volley from 35 yards looked to trouble Green, but the keeper recovered and managed to cling onto the ball.
The Tykes continued to push for an equaliser, Peter Ramage’s header from Tom Kennedy’s deep corner being tipped over by Green.
But the hosts put the result to bed on 68 minutes, Korean fullback Suk-Young Yun collecting the ball on the halfway line and beating three Barnsley defenders before blasting the ball home.
O’Grady grabbed a late second for the Tykes in the 90th minute but there was to be no late leveller.
QPR will now face Wigan in the play-offs and assistant Kevin Bond is confident, saying:“I always felt once we took the lead we’d hold them off and then we did.
“They got back into it late but I always felt we were holding them to be truthful.
“It doesn’t matter who we play in the play-offs. We desperately want to get back. It will be difficult against Wigan, they are looking to bounce back like we are and I expect a tight contest.
“If we can get promoted this season in any shape or form it’ll be an amazing achievement.”
DAMAGING: QPR’s Charlie Austin watches as Barnsley’s Jean-Yves M’voto deflects a cross into his own net
HOPE: Chris O’Grady scores for Barnsley