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Bradshaw: "To score in that way was special."

9 April 2018

Club News

Bradshaw: "To score in that way was special."

9 April 2018

Barnsley forward Tom Bradshaw is looking to pick up where he left off against Sheffield United at the weekend.

The Reds’ top scorer bagged his first goal since late December as José Morais side came from behind to win the South Yorkshire derby 3-2 at Oakwell.

“It was one of the best moments of my career and certainly of my Barnsley career,” said Bradshaw. “To come on when we were losing 2-1, and for Oli to score and then me to score in the 89th minute in a derby to win the game in front of our fans was insane.

“It’s been a little while since I scored, so to get back on the goal trail for the season in that way was special to me.”

Bradshaw made his fourth appearance under Morais as he came off the bench to net the winner against United on Saturday.

The Reds’ striker has had to be patient for an opportunity, but believes the competition for places in the starting line-up is healthy.

“Kieffer has done really well since he’s come in; he’s got a few Man of the Match’s and a few goals, and he has done really well,” continued Bradshaw. “I always like to think I score goals, I think my record over the years shows that and that’s what I do best.

“Around Christmas time I was thinking to try and get 20 goals, but the way the season has panned out - unless I have an incredible end to the season - it’s probably not achievable.

“But if I can get to the 15 mark, I know there’s not may games left, and everyone else scores then we should be alright.”

Victory against the Blades was Morais’ first at Oakwell since his arrival in February, with the Reds striking late after falling behind to goals from John Fleck and Leon Clarke.

The Portuguese Head Coach has seen a number of promising performances reap little reward, but this derby triumph could be a turning point ahead of the last six games.

“He’s a really good guy and hopefully the results will start to change for him and the team,” said Bradshaw. “You can tell he cares about every player in the squad.

“I think that’s his character as a person that he cares about people. I think we’ve been unlucky with some of the results, especially the Bristol City game. 

“There were a few others where we should have won the game but last minute goals and stuff like that have killed our points. He’s a very caring guy and it’s good working under him.”

You can watch Tom's full press conference on iFollow.


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