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22 October 2020

After making his second Reds’ appearance from the bench following his arrival from Liverpool at the end of the domestic transfer window, Herbie Kane insists he has adapted well to life at Barnsley.

The midfielder, who made his debut against Bristol City at the weekend, was introduced shortly after half-time at the bet365 Stadium as Barnsley claimed a second consecutive 2-2 draw, this time sharing the spoils with Stoke City.

“I think I’ve adapted well to the high press, which I’m quite used to,” said Kane, speaking after the full-time whistle. “I’m enjoying the football and I’m hoping to get a start soon. It’s always hard coming off the bench, but I’m hopefully coming on and doing a job. It’s just about getting three points now.”

Having led twice through Elliot Simoes and Dominik Frieser, Barnsley were unlucky not to take all three points from what threatened to be a tricky encounter prior to kick-off.

But the Reds shook off any memories of their last outing with the Potters, a 4-0 drubbing back in July, and took the game to their hosts, attacking with purpose and causing Michael O’Neill’s side numerous problems.

Unfortunately, despite having a numerical advantage for the last half an hour, Barnsley were unable to take their chances, but it was an encouraging display, nonetheless.

“I thought it was a good performance, all around; I thought we had control of the game, we were a threat,” continued Kane. “I think we were just lacking the final pass and the final finish and, as soon as we do that, we can add a lot more goals to our game.

“We’re getting in the right areas and we just need to punish teams. Hopefully, in training, we can start doing that and bring it into the games.”

You can watch Herbie’s post-match interview on iFollow Barnsley.

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