BARNSLEY are on an incredible run right now – and that should give hope to City.

If they can win seven on the bounce after losing eight in row, that should be there for any team in this league.

The Barnsley game at Valley Parade the other week was one of the most exciting I’ve seen this season.

I was doing a bit pre-match and driving down on a cold and wet blustery night wasn’t expecting a great spectacle.

But what an absolute delight it turned out to be.

I’ve seen a lot of Championship matches this year where teams just play negative football with a structure to frustrate each other.

But from the first minute, that was two teams going hell for leather.

I will never know how it ended up only 0-1. There was some marvellous defending, with a couple of great blocks from Rory McArdle, and some iffy finishing.

But it was end-to-end stuff and neither team deserved to lose.

If you’d been a neutral at that game, you’d have been treated to some great entertainment.

City’s goals situation speaks for itself. An average of a goal a game clearly isn’t good enough and you have to address it.

Phil is trying to do that by getting some cash for Devante Cole and bringing in Jamie Proctor and Wes Thomas.

They are experienced players – Thomas has played in the Championship – and at least the manager is looking for a solution.

Sometimes you need those little additions to give the place a spark and Parky will be scouring the market to see what else he can do.

Is it still there for them this season? I think so.

There have been some grumbling about results and performances, which supporters are entitled to do, but a lot of the teams are in the same boat.

It’s not like they are in a position where there’s no chance of the play-offs.

I saw Stuart McCall’s comments on the telly at the start of the season saying City could make the top two. I never thought that but I don’t think the top six is beyond them.

The squad is certainly there. Just use the way Barnsley have turned it round as an example.