Having played in front of the Oakwell faithful for the first time since arriving from MK Dons in the summer, Callum Brittain says the Reds supporters were brilliant.
Three sides of the stadium welcomed fans back through the turnstiles once more after a 14-month absence and the noise was enough to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end.
“It was amazing,” smiled Brittain. “The atmosphere was incredible – even going out for the warm-up the roar was amazing and really surreal. All the fans, I have to thank them, it was an amazing atmosphere and they stuck with us right ‘til the end.
“They deserved a goal but, unfortunately, it didn’t come.”
It wasn’t for a lack of trying from Barnsley, who virtually threw the kitchen sink at Swansea City in the second half of our Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final first leg.
Chances came and went for the Reds, with the best perhaps falling to Brittain while substitute Carlton Morris saw an effort hit the bar with time ticking away.
“It’s just one of them,” reflected the wing-back. “I think I tried too hard to keep it on target, to be honest. I think if I just hit it up, it goes in but I can’t get any luck at the moment. I’ve hit it hard and low and it’s a good save and some days they go in, but not for me.
“I think in the second half we had a real intensity and promise about us and, like I said, we should have scored, but we can only take that momentum into Saturday.”
You can watch Callum’s post-match interview on iFollow Barnsley.