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BRAD COLLINS PRE-QPR

2 March 2021

Reds ‘keeper Brad Collins helped preview Wednesday night’s trip to Queen Park Rangers.

Ahead of what could be his 10th consecutive start for the Reds, Collins described the upbeat atmosphere around the Barnsley squad right now. 

Saturday’s victory over Millwall was the club’s fifth in a row and moved the Reds beyond the 50-point marker set by Head Coach, Valérien Ismaël.

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“We’re in confident mood.” Admitted the shot-stopper.

“When you get that first win, and another, the momentum starts to carry you and you feel like you’re going to win every game.

“But to win five in a row in this division is special, let’s be honest.

“The belief in our dressing room is massive and whilst we aren’t getting carried away we are feeling good going into each game.”

The 24-year-old has had to play second fiddle to Jack Walton for much of this 20/21 campaign but feels that his patience is now being rewarded. 

With seven clean sheets earned in his 13 starts this season, it’s safe to say the former Chelsea man is staking his claim for the jersey full-time. 

Brad told us: “I had to bide my time, to be patient and then the I got my chance I had to take it.

“Everyone in the squad knows that’s the way it is under the gaffer. You’ll get an opportunity and then it’s down to you to make the best of that. 

“I feel like I’ve been doing alright since I came back in and I’m really enjoying being a part of what is a really successful spell for the club.”

Whilst the Reds are now able to relax with a points tally that would usually signal safety at this level, Brad and his teammates aren’t about to rest on the laurels. 

With 42 points still up for grabs, starting with three on offer at QPR tomorrow night, the mindset remains the same - stay hungry and take the games one by one.

“It’s not done.” Acknowledged Collins.

“There are 14 games left and we want to win them all. So we need to be ready, prepared and focused on each game, one at a time and hopefully we can carry on with this momentum we’ve built up.

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“I’m enjoying every moment, playing with a smile on my face and I think that’s the case for us all at the minute because the atmosphere around the club is special this season.

“QPR is a tough place to go though, it’s not easy to go anywhere in the Championship. But we feel in good form, and we are hungry to keep on winning.”


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