Barnsley are 'ready for a fresh start' under Poya Asbaghi who his predecessor believes will have to first overcome a lack of confidence in the squad and 'get into their heads.'

Asbaghi starts as head coach tomorrow, having watched from the stands yesterday as the Reds lost 4-1 at Fulham which kept them second-bottom of the Championship and four points from safety.

Striker Carlton Morris said: "We're ready for a fresh start with the new manager coming in and hopefully we can turn things on their head.

"We had some dialogue with the new manager yesterday (Friday). He gave a little speech introducing himself. He went around the dressing room getting opinions and it was a really positive interaction. There's a lot of excitement about him."

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Jo Laumann, who has been caretaker for the last three matches, said: "There are lots of games to come and I hope it will be a fresh new start with the new manager. I truly believe we have the team, the quality, the characters to get out of this situation.

"You always hope when a new manger comes in that it clicks and he gets something out of the team."

Asked what kind of group of players Asbaghi was inheriting, Laumann said: "There is definitely a lack of confidence at the minute so he needs to get in their heads and get the belief back to win games in this league.

"But there are good characters and it was never about effort. They try hard but, at the minute, it's just not working."