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9 August 2023



9 August 2023

Our Head Coach spoke to iFollow Barnsley after our Carabao Cup round one defeat to Tranmere Rovers on penalties.

A young Reds side pushed the experienced outfit right to the end, with Aiden Marsh equalising in the last minute of additional time to send the affair to spot-kicks.

The visitors opened the scoring via a set-piece routine in the 24th minute with Luke Norris converting on the line, before a Herbie Kane equaliser on the stroke of half-time sent the sides in level at the break.

Tranmere took the ascendency in the tie during the second period after a superb strike by Sam Taylor, but the Reds pegged it back in the remaining seconds through academy graduate, Marsh.

After a tense shootout, Rovers emerged victorious, winning 7-6 on penalties and securing passage into the second round.

"They'll learn a lot," began the Scot. "They can be really positive about it and should take a lot of belief from it. They'll also learn that when you don't do some of the little details and don't take care of those, you get punished. We got punished tonight.

"They should be pretty proud of how they performed, how they kept going, came back into the game twice. I think if we'd have won the penalty shootout, we'd all feel really good about the night. In terms of players being able to rest, players that we were bale to give debuts to, give minutes to. All in all, it was more positive than negative. But, we want to win games."

Neill Collins' full post-match thoughts are available over on iFollow Barnsley.

Our attention now turns to the league, with the Reds next hosting Peterborough United on Tuesday 15 August at Oakwell in a 7:45pm kick-off.

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