Kay a key man as Reds go for treble - 10/12/2004
PAUL Hart's Barnsley hope to break new ground at Torquay tomorrow, completing three wins on the spin.
After victories over Blackpool and Colchester, the squad left Oakwell for the deep south this morning with Hart warning: "After recent results we have to resist complacency, we have got to guard against that at all costs.
"I'm not looking to go to Torquay to win 4-0. 1-0 and I'll be happy. Although I'm one of the more attacking coaches in the game, I've been brought up to know the value of clean sheets.
"Having said that, we always look capable of scoring a few goals."
Antony Kay netted both in the 2-0 win on Tuesday at Colchester and Hart paid tribute to the former Oakwell academy kid. "Antony has had a good season so far. He's played in most positions.," he said.
"He got in at centre-back when Matt Carbon had a virus. He has shown that when he is concentrating he is as good as anybody. He's a midfield player by trade and he can handle having the ball, like most of our players can.
"It's slighty too early to say whether he'll stay as a centre-half or return to midfield in his career. It's too soon to pin it down."
Torquay look likely to have problems in their back four as hopes of a reprieve for sent-off skipper Craig Taylor were fading today.
Although the video evidence is inconclusive, it was sent by courier to the FA for examination together with the £500 appeal fee.
Centre-back Taylor faces a four-match ban for his second red card of the season.
He was given his marching orders on Tuesday in the 4-0 home defeat by Blackpool
Torquay boss Leroy Rosenior described the decision by referee Phil Prosser as "absolutely scandalous". Taylor was dismissed, a straight red card, for stamping, but players from both teams pleaded that Taylor had lost his balance and was trying to stay on his feet.
Rosenior said: "The referee was the only person in the ground who thought it was a sending off.
"I have spoken to the assessor, and you could tell he was embarrassed.
"It was the most unbelievable decision I think I've ever seen.
"The referee says he will have a look at the video before making his final report, but that hardly makes me feel any better.
"We were 0-1 down at the time, but we were well in the game.
"But from then on we had to chase the game with 10 men."
Keigan Parker, the player fouled by Taylor, went on to complete a second-half hat-trick, his last two goals coming in the last five minutes.
"It's a real kick in the teeth for us, because it was a really big game and we have got beat 4-0," added Rosenior.
"But we've just got to dust ourselves off and get back up for Barnsley."
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