Barnsley interim manager Paul Heckingbottam has said the team will carry on as normal despite the departure of Lee Johnson.
Johnson left the Tykes on Saturday when he decided to take the vacant manager’s job at Bristol City, leaving Heckingbottam in charge for Sunday’s game against Bury.
However it was like Johnson never left the team as Barnsley marched to their seventh consective win, never looking in trouble as they beat Bury 3-0.
This big win had made Heckingbottom to take the job on a full time basis for a favourite for a while, though Neil Redfearn is now the favourite after he was sacked by Rotherham United. Mark Cooper and Uwe Rosler have also been linked with the job.
Following the win against Bury, Heckingbottom told BBC Radio Sheffield: “The players deserve the credit after what’s been a tough week for them,”
“It’s been a hectic week, but it is better that way because you get everything over and done with within a few days.”
“Now it’s about moving forwards and carrying on as normal.”
“We just want to carry on as normal,”
“We will keep going, keep getting the players organised and motivated when they’re out on the pitch.”
Heckingbottom expects to still be in the dugout when the Tykes travel to promotion chasing Gillingham on Saturday. The game will kick off at 3pm.