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20 November 2022



20 November 2022

Our Head Coach gave his thoughts to iFollow Barnsley after the Reds recorded their fourth victory on the spin against MK Dons on Saturday.

Jordan Williams got his side in front, but went into the half level after Mohamed Eisa tied things up for the away side just before the interval.

The Reds took the reins in the second period, with Adam Phillips edging his side in front before Herbie Kane sealed the victory in the 68th minute, scoring his first goal in a Barnsley shirt.

"I thought we were excellent from minute one," began the gaffer. "It's probably the best we've been at home, we looked a real threat for the 95 minutes that we played."

"We played some really good football. Not just playing out from the back, we went in behind. We linked it, we broke lines. A thoroughly deserved win and hopefully the supporters have gone home happy today."

Phillips made it three in three with his headed goal in front of the Ponty End, his first goals for the Club since joining from Burnley this summer.

Duff stressed that his recent goalscoring streak is not unexpected, with the 24-year-old demonstrating regularly in training that he is capable of hitting the back of the net.

"That's why he's been brought into the team, arriving onto things," he discussed. "He's keeping Josh Benson out of the team at the minute. It's not a surprise to us, because we do see it in training.

"He's scored a worldie, a header and a left-footer. The three goals he has scored have been all different types of goal. He has good physicality, and he's a good footballer. The 14 that got on the pitch were all good today."

Another midfielder made the scoresheet in the persistent South Yorkshire rain, Kane getting off the mark and topping off a good afternoon's work for the Reds.

The 44-year-old was surprised to hear that it was his account opener in a Reds shirt, praising his performance.

"I didn't know that!", he exclaimed. "Herbie's a different type - he's more of a footballer than arriving and breaking lines. I think his last two performances have been his best two performances since I have been here.

"I know he wasn't here last year, but I saw a lot of him last year. That's what we want, we want people stepping up. I don't want it to be the same eleven every week. Just because we've won today doesn't mean it will be the same eleven that starts the next game. Everyone will be involved."

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