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19 February 2018

NEW Barnsley Head Coach José Morais is confident of his preparation ahead of tomorrow's clash between Barnsley and Burton Albion at Oakwell.

Morais was in attendance as Barnsley fought from a goal down to claim a hard-earned point against Sheffield Wednesday in the South Yorkshire derby, and also made the trip to the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday as the Brewers drew 0-0 with Nottingham Forest.

"I think it's the knowledge that any coach needs to compete in the league," said Morais. "It's the knowledge about the players, about the systems, the organisations that can change every week according to the situation and the moment of the team and of the players.

"It's the knowledge of someone that is studying opponents, understanding tactics and has been in football for many years."

New Barnsley Head Coach José Morais at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday

The Reds Head Coach is confident in his ability to adapt to a senior position in English football and is looking forward to implementing his philosophy at Oakwell.

"I would say that I am more than a coach; I am a leader," stated Morais. "I'm a coach with vision, not only about the way to play but a way to live and a way to believe and a way to make things greater, bigger, better. That's the coach I am.

"I want to go from what they have and change things in a way that the players can understand. It means I want to change things in a simple way, progressive, and not make a radical thing in a short period. But in the 4-4-2 that we have, we will slowly increase changes to go to the path that I want, which is more 4-2-3-1 and 4-3-3."

"I definitely see Barnsley as a long project and this is the main reason that brought me here. It's a project for 18 months at the moment and my belief in my thinking is much more than this."

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