BARNSLEY boss Simon Davey is willing to put substance ahead of elegance as he seeks to guide the club away from the danger zone.

The win at Sheffield Wednesday and a goalless home draw with Charlton were not always pretty, but the results have helped Barnsley pull three points above the bottom three going into today's clash with QPR.

From now until the end of the season, Davey is not interested in style points – only league points.

"We always want to play well and win games in style, but I would take picking up four points from six for the rest of the season like we have done in the last week," Davey said.

"It is important for us to put on a show, win, and perform well, but at the moment results are all important. We want to go out and play well against QPR and get the result, but I am sure everybody will be happy if we win the game even if the performance is not good."

Davey admitted he was struggling to put his finger on exactly what had gone wrong in a disjointed performance against Charlton last week.

"If I had the answer to that, and I knew the frame of mind of every player, I wouldn't be sat here as manager of Barnsley, I'd be the manager of Real Madrid," Davey said. "But you have to work that out, that's what my job is from Monday to Friday."

Yorkshire Post, 28 February 2009
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