BARNSLEY boss Danny Wilson has insisted his side are going to battle to retain their Championship status after a cruel injury-time goal dented the Reds' survival hopes on Saturday.

The Reds, who remain bottom of the table going into tomorrow night's trip to Reading, are still three points adrift of safety after the 1-0 defeat at the hands of Bournemouth.

Barnsley started brightly with Chris O'Grady looking lively, his header in the opening minute forcing Bournemouth goalkeeper Lee Camp into early action.

The hosts should have taken the lead after a clear-cut chance fell to Martin Woods, but the midfielder failed to find to find the back of an unguarded goal.

Marcus Pedersen had a host of chances after the break, firstly having his headed effort saved before two shots which failed to hit the target.

The visitors had the momentum in the closing stages with Matt Ritchie hitting the bar from distance, before Steve Cook's 94th-minute goal dealt Barnsley a bitter blow in their quest for survival.

"It's a very cruel game at times," said Barnsley manager Danny Wilson. "When you find yourself in the position that we're in, you just want to have a stroke of luck at times and it went against us.

"We're still in the fight and still in the mix. If we can show this commitment and desire for the rest of the games, we'll have a chance.

"It's tough but it's not something that fazes us. We're going to have a real good go at it."

The club also announced that Chris Hutchings has replaced Micky Mellon as Barnsley's assistant manager.

Hutchings made over 500 professional appearances during his career as a player before moving into coaching, most notably enjoying a double promotion during his time at Bradford City.

Manager Danny Wilson said: "Chris has been a friend for many years and has done very well with the clubs he has worked for."