Speaking after our 1-1 draw with Reading on Saturday afternoon, Callum Brittain believes that Barnsley need to put this performance behind them and focus on the next challenge.
The Reds’ full-back also cited our home form as reason to be optimistic and wants to use it moving forward as we head into the final furlong.
“You have to try and be positive and go into the next game,” he stated. “Obviously, it’s tough being 1-0 up and conceding like we did, and we’re disappointed.
“I don’t think we’ve lost here for a few games now, and it’s a steppingstone; it just means we really have to kick on.”
We took an early lead through Carlton Morris’ expertly taken effort that he drilled low into the far corner with just five minutes on the clock.
That took his tally to nine for the campaign in 24 outings – including three in his last four appearances for the Reds.
“He took it really well,” praised Brittain. “He’s a player that we massively rely on, so when he went down a few times in the first half, everyone was like: ‘oh no’.
“He’s a massive character, he’s a massive player and we need him to keep firing.”
With time ticking away, Brittain had an opportunity to snatch victory as he was picked out at the back post, only to see his attempt hit the legs of a visiting defender before bouncing out for a corner.
It perhaps would have been a smash and grab, but it’s the sort of luck that has eluded Barnsley in the final third this term.
“It’s fine margins,” admitted the 24-year-old. “Probably on another day it goes through his legs and goes in, or there’s a deflection or something happens. But it didn’t happen for us.
“A bit like theirs, there was loads of deflections in the box and it fell for them, so unfortunately, it didn’t happen, but we’ll take the point and move on.”
You can watch Callum’s post-match interview on iFollow Barnsley.