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Armstrong: "We can put our mistakes right against Brentford."

13 April 2017

Reds forward vows the side will learn from their mistakes in a bid to return to winning ways on Easter Monday.

Barnsley striker Adam Armstrong has called on the side to regroup quickly ahead of the visit of Brentford on Monday.

The Newcastle loanee was on the scoresheet as the Reds slipped to a 3-2 defeat to Wigan Athletic this evening, with Ryan Kent Barnsley's other scorer.

He feels three lapses in concentration cost the Reds dearly, but is thankful for a quick turnaround so they have a chance to right the wrongs from tonight's game, but added the result was difficult to take.

He said:"I guess it always is, the lad Nick's come on and been an impact sub, that's what subs are for and he's scored three very quick goals all from mistakes, but we know that.

"But it's a good job we've got a game so quick because we can put our mistakes right against Brentford on Monday and that's what football is all about. You get those games and it's disappointing for us."

A contentious penalty was awarded to the Latics that saw them ultimately take all three points, while Matty James had a goal ruled out at the death following a soft foul in the penalty area, but Armstrong feels focusing solely on refereeing decisions is not to blame for the result.

"You could say that but it's the same every week. You can blame the refs or you can't, truly and solely it's down to us and what we do on the pitch. If we put our chances away and do well, we don't have to blame the ref and I think tonight that could be an easy option, but he's made a decision and stuck with it.

"2-0 up we were cruising but it's one of those where we just switched off a bit and they've caught us very quick and it's a hard one to take. We needed three points tonight and unfortunately we didn't get that but we've got a game on Monday and we'll put it right then," he asserted.

Armstrong returned to scoring ways this evening by sliding home the opener after Kent's shot fell his way via the post. The striker is pleased to continue to chip in on the scoring front and assessed his time both in front of goal, and out on the pitch for the Reds this season.

"It's always nice to grab a goal and I've played here before last season and was familiar with the pitch and it's a good stadium, so to score here is massive. It's always nice to score against Wigan because they are such a massive club."

"It's been a massive learning curve, I was away with Coventry last season and coming to Barnsley I've got some goals and I've been chipping in, but I've been unfortunate with a few injuries. Going away with England has helped me quite a lot as well so overall I have to keep pushing on for the final games.

"Every striker in the world has patches and I'm still scoring goals and enjoying my football and that's the main thing," Armstrong added.

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