JAMIE Ward says the players will be looking to continue their good home form when they take on Barnsley this Saturday.
The Brewers have won four of their seven home games this season including the last two against Cardiff City and Birmingham City. Forward Ward said: “Our home form has strong this season and has been where we have picked up the majority of our points. We know Barnsley will be tough opponents, they played us here last year in League One so most of their players will know what to expect.
“Some bigger sides come here who are used to playing in front of 25,000–30,000 and see it as a walk in the park which falls into our hands but Barnsley won’t do that as they’ve experienced what it takes to play here.
“They are a hard working team, who have some good players so we need to be on our game from the off. I am sure we will be, as we’ve played well in all our games so far.”
Ward is rated as 50:50 chance for the game after coming off at half-time in the defeat to Leeds with a hamstring injury said: “I have had many problems with my hamstrings over the years, it’s frustrating but in football you have to deal with these setbacks. I know when they’re not right and that if I had stayed on the pitch Saturday then I could have risked being out for a longer period of time.”
Ward also believes it’s only a matter of time before Albion put in a big convincing win performance: “It won’t be long till we pick up that away win, we’ve gone to Ipswich and Wigan and should have won. Saturday we deserved at least a draw. We are due a big win, whether that be home or away where we take our chances on the day and thump somebody.”