Reds midfielder Kelvin Etuhu has put the interests of the Club before himself after making a return to the side after an almost-three-month absence.
The 25-year-old’s last involvement in the squad was against Derby at Oakwell on 29th December, but returned to the starting XI at right-back to secure a terrific 3-1 victory at promotion-hopefuls Reading on Tuesday night.
“I want Barnsley to do well and I want Barnsley to stay up – that’s the most important thing,” Kelvin said, speaking to Barnsley Player after Tuesday’s win.
“Anyone that knows me knows that I just get on with my job. I train as hard as I can and whether I’m in the team or not, I want the team to do well. The bunch of lads are all friends of mine.
“Like I said to the manager, wherever he plays me, I’ll try and do the best job that I can.
“People don’t realise how hard it actually is to defend. You have to always be switched on and be aware of what’s around you.
“Credit to the lads. They got me through it. Jean-Yves and Tangs (Lewin Nyatanga) were doing a lot of talking at the back so it was a good, cohesive performance.”
It certainly wasn’t a lucky ‘smash and grab’ performance at the Royals’ Madjeski Stadium, as three quality finishes from Stephen Dawson, Reuben Noble-Lazarus and Dale Jennings won the clash.
“I’m pleased because, most of all, we got three points at a very hard place to come,” added the former Man City man.
“I think we played some great stuff. We came here with our heads held high and full of confidence. It’s a tough place to come but we didn’t come here thinking we were here for a point.
“The gaffer told us we could come here and do a job and get the win.”