Brad Potts is aiming for Barnsley to become more consistent following Saturday’s emphatic 4-0 victory over Peterborough United.
The Reds struck early through George Moncur after Adam Davies had saved Ivan Toney’s penalty, before two goals from Potts – including a stunning free-kick – were added to in injury time by Jacob Brown.
“We needed that as a team after Tuesday night to bounce back and get three points, and I think the way that we did it made it sweeter,” said Potts. “We fully deserved it; we controlled the game first half and got ourselves 2-0 up and, once we got the third, the game was done. It was a great performance from all the lads.
“We know we should be up there. If we get consistency in our game then we can easily win the league; we just need to find a way to do that.”
Potts’ brace against the Posh has now taken his tally to four goals this season – adding to his strikes against Oxford United on the opening day and away to Rochdale.
However, the Reds’ midfielder may not have struck many better than his free-kick at the ABAX Stadium that sent the 1,652 travelling supporters into delirium.
“To be fair, I never really take free-kicks, but I said to Moncs: ‘Lay me off and I’ll have a pop and see what happens’, and, thankfully, it went in so I’ll take them all day long,” admitted the 24-year-old.
While Potts will take the plaudits for his two goals, Moncur’s contribution to Barnsley’s scintillating victory should not be underestimated.
As well as setting the Reds on their way, the one-time Posh midfielder was instrumental as he rounded off a sensational performance with three assists.
“You’ve seen during the game how good he is when he’s on it – he’s unplayable, at times,” praised Potts. “We’ve got to get that consistency with all the lads and, if we do that, we have nothing to fear.
“We had a lot of the ball, but we do dominate most games with the ball. We’ve said that if we turn up we’ll steamroll teams; we just have to be consistent and teams that do that get promoted so we just need to follow that up on Saturday.”