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30 December 2022



30 December 2022

On the evening our skipper celebrated 150 games in a Barnsley shirt, the Reds marked the occasion with an important 2-1 victory over Fleetwood Town in Sky Bet League One on Thursday evening.

Likewise to our previous game, James Norwood's opener was cancelled out by a penalty for the opposition, this time converted by Admiral Muskwe for the visitors.

However, Andersen's centre back partner, Robbie Cundy rose highest from a late Luca Connell corner and headed home to secure all three points for Michael Duff's men.

"I am so happy for the win!" he beamed. "A lot of decisions were against us, to win that game and Robbie to score that goal in the end was amazing. Very happy.

"I think we deserved that goal. I think we could have scored a few in the first half. But, we stuck together and we got the goal in the end. It was lovely.

"I'm very happy for Robbie. I hope he's very happy for my block as well! No, I'm very happy for Robbie. It was the perfect moment to score that header."

The Reds didn't have it all their own way once again out there on Thursday night, being pegged back by a converted penalty in consecutive matches.

Our skipper emphasised the necessity to remain level-headed in these situations, in order to approach the remainder of the match with the correct mindset.

"I think there's a few moments in the game where we have time to speak about it, to look at each other in the eyes and say we need to keep in control and remain calm," discussed Mads. "Not everything can go with you in a football game, especially when there is 46 of them. So in those moments it's important that we stick together, keep the calm and just stay compact.

"I think I've been in those situations quite a lot now," the Dane continued. "When we lead 1-0 up, ten minutes left and you have to just be consistent and solid in what you are doing. Don't overthink things, don't let your emotions control you - just do what you always do."

The victory over Fleetwood capped off a positive finish to 2022 for the Reds, ending the year in fourth position in the Sky Bet League One table and seven unbeaten in the league.

Our centre-half spoke of his contentedness with the finish to this year and was looking forward to attacking 2023 and the second half of the season to follow.

"On this win, I'm very happy!" laughed the defender who celebrated his 25th birthday just two days earlier. "I'm very excited, looking forward to the New Year coming up, the next game. 

"When I watched the training from the beginning of the season, the environment changed. It was expected, we have some good players here. I think overall we have a very good mentality."

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