Cauley Woodrow insists Barnsley left the Hawthorns disappointed having failed to take all three points from the Sky Bet Championship leaders.
Many tipped the Reds to struggle against a high-flying West Bromwich Albion side who had won four of their last five games, but the visitors had other ideas in a battling display on the road.
“Obviously going two goals up in the first half and then them getting two back in the second half is a bit disappointing,” said Woodrow. “We went there thinking we could get something but, playing top of the league, everyone probably wrote us off thinking we’d get beat and we didn’t. We’ve come out with a point, which is really valuable to us.”
Woodrow scored twice in six first half minutes to give Barnsley a foothold in the contest, with the Baggies pouring forward but continuously being repelled and frustrated by a resolute visiting backline.
The Reds’ striker feels there has been more solidity to his side in recent weeks and they have now shown their credentials against some of the top sides in the division.
“Adam [Murray] has come in, set us up really well and our structure has been brilliant – it showed against Swansea on Saturday and again on Tuesday against West Brom,” continued the 25-year-old.
“They’re the best team we’ve played this season and they struggled massively to break us down, and it’s really positive that we’re going in the right direction.”
Up next for Barnsley is a trip to Huddersfield Town on Saturday, where victory will lift the Reds above their hosts and potentially out of the bottom three depending on results elsewhere.
Woodrow believes that if the Reds maintain their level of performances from the previous two outings, then there’s no reason why they can’t claim all three points in the Yorkshire derby.
“We can take a lot of confidence going into this game,” he asserted. “We’ve just played arguably the two better teams in the league and took a point off them both.
“We’ve got to play the teams that aren’t at the top of the table and if we perform the way we did against these two teams against Huddersfield, then hopefully we can get the win we’re looking for.”
You can watch Cauley’s full post-match reaction on iFollow Barnsley.