Kieffer Moore lauded his teammates following Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Accrington Stanley.
Barnsley climbed one place to third in Sky Bet League One courtesy of goals from Cauley Woodrow and Moore, and the Reds’ striker was delighted with the performance.
“It’s a massive result for us – especially with that game in hand,” asserted Moore. “It’s a massive result for the club; it’s brilliant. The team has got a very strong bond, as it is. Off the pitch, we all do a lot together and it’s starting to show on the pitch.”
Despite being reduced to ten men midway through the second half, Barnsley refused to buckle and showed their clinical edge by killing the game off in injury time.
The hosts made a number of attacking changes in an attempt to salvage something from the tie, but Daniel Stendel matched their substitutions stride for stride to ensure his side remained in control.
“That’s the way we play; we always want to be on the front foot,” continued Moore. “It’s unlucky for Zeki because it’s his first league game back, but he put in a great performance before that. We worked hard for each other and it’s shown.
“We got more of the ball – I think we were spreading it a bit more, we were getting down the flanks and threatening their goal. So I think it was inevitable that we were going to get that second goal and, thankfully, it came. To win 2-0, especially at a place like this because it’s a hard place to come, is great.”
Barnsley’s first goal was a glimpse of the blossoming partnership between Moore and Woodrow, with the former deftly backheeling to the latter to sweep home from close range.
It could be a familiar sight over the campaign, with the Reds duo beginning to develop a telepathic relationship on the pitch.
“I thought we grew into the game,” said Moore. “Our goal was a brilliant bit of play – we’ve carved them open and Cauley has slotted it in, lovely. We need to do that a bit more, get on the ball and show more composure.
“Me and Cauley have been working on that in training and it’s starting to be a really good partnership so, hopefully, you’ll see more of that.”
Moore took his tally to ten for the season with his late clincher at the Wham Stadium, and with another two thirds of the campaign remaining there is plenty of time for the 26-year-old to notch a few more goals.
However, the Reds’ striker is not content with his haul so far and wants to continue finding the back of the net.
“I’m pleased, but I’m not satisfied – I want to keep going, show what I can do and keep giving it my all,” insisted Moore. “You need to set those high expectations for yourself – I think if you get satisfied then you can be complacent, and we don’t want anyone in this team to be complacent.”