Ridsdale: I won't make same mistakes at Barnsley

Peter Ridsdale yesterday promised to learn from his mistakes at Leeds and perform a rescue act at crisis club Barnsley. The former Elland Road chairman, blamed for United's decline to the brink of relegation, is poised to assume the chairmanship of Second Division Tykes in the next 72 hours.

Barnsley are in administration and narrowly avoided the drop to the Third Division last month. Ridsdale admits he made a series of blunders at Leeds, but pledged to act differently when he takes over at Oakwell.

He said: "We made mistakes on investment at Leeds. So we had to put the financial investment right and had to sell players. There were lots of off-field problems which distracted us more they should have. I've been talking to three clubs and the most advanced talks are with Barnsley as their financial situation requires the quickest attention. If a deal isn't done quickly, they won't be in the Football League next year. Survival is the first priority."

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