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25 October 2020

Following our 1-1 draw with Millwall on Saturday afternoon, Adam Murray says he is pleased with the way Barnsley played against another high-quality Sky Bet Championship opponent.

The Reds’ interim Head Coach admits he was disappointed to concede on the stroke of half-time having just taken the lead through Alex Mowatt’s stunning strike, but insists it is a positive platform to build on moving forward.

“I thought, overall, for us it was a good away performance,” began Murray. “At the back end of the game, we tired a little bit and we had to make sure our discipline and structure was correct to deal with their threats. With us, that’s always going to happen a little bit, especially when we have three-game weeks.

“But, overall, it’s a decent performance; we got a few chances on the counter-attack, which we planned for, scored a great goal. We’re disappointed to concede in the manner that we did, I think when you come to places like this the last thing you want to do is concede from the basics. It was a kick in the teeth, but another point on the board and we move on now.”

Barnsley were left indebted to Jack Walton, who pulled off a string of fine saves in the second half to keep the Lions at bay.

Mason Bennett, Ben Thompson and Kenneth Zohore were all denied by the Reds’ stopper as Millwall pushed for a late winner at the Den.

“We know how strong he is mentally; we know he’s a confident boy,” asserted Murray. “He did exactly today what he did at the end of last season and I imagine he’ll do it again as the season moves on. At times we’re going to need him to help us out and make those excellent saves and he did that.”

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

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