Harry Kewell has claimed that Notts County need more time to click to his methods but insists he is "happy with the way the team is going".
The Magpies are back in a poor run of form following the bright spell just before the international break, but on the plus side they are unbeaten in their last two.
That said, Port Vale really should have been beaten last weekend, while a lacklustre Oldham Athletic threatened to take all three points at Meadow Lane in midweek.
“I am happy with the way the team is going,” Kewell told the Nottingham Post in his pre-match presser ahead of the FA Cup trip to Barnsley.
“We just need to take some care with our passes. We maybe need to play that little bit quicker instead of inviting challenges.
“We get into some good positions but take three or four touches when it should be one and two then a pass.
“It just allows the opposition to get a little bit closer to make a challenge and then we make a mistake.
“It’s just practice and the great thing about this squad is they love the challenges I throw at them. I put them under pressure but again it just takes time.”