Having made his 150th appearance for the Club in our Yorkshire derby against Huddersfield Town, Cauley Woodrow says his Reds longevity is a proud moment in his career.
It was 1,128 days after making his Barnsley debut in a 1-0 victory over Southend United in November 2018, and the goals have flowed for our skipper since then with 52 plundered in all competitions.
“I’m very proud,” he smiled, speaking to iFollow Barnsley. “To make 150 appearances for a football club is a lot and doesn’t happen a lot these days because players move around a lot, but I’m really happy.”
Unfortunately, Woodrow was unable to mark the occasion with three points, although he praised the Reds for their continued development under Poya Asbaghi.
In a frantic contest, both sides had opportunities to win, but there are plenty of encouraging signs for Barnsley as we aim to pick up a bit of form heading into the festive period.
“I think it was a really, really positive team performance,” discussed Woodrow. “There were loads of improvements from the previous weeks and it’s down to us working hard on the training pitch under the new gaffer and learning what he wants.
“If you watched the game and said that we were at the bottom of the league, you probably wouldn’t have believed it, so there’s been much more improvements. Obviously, there’s still a lot to work on, but it was a good performance.
“When the manager first came in, he wanted to work on us being solid and compact, and we learnt that in the first week. This week, we’ve had a full week of training where we’ve been able to work on attacking play and things like that, and I think it really showed.
“I think we were exciting to watch – especially in the first half; we played really well – and it was a good all-round performance.”
You can watch Cauley’s post-match interview on iFollow Barnsley.