Our Head Coach spoke to iFollow Barnsley after the Reds ran out 2-1 winners against Carlisle United at Oakwell on Tuesday evening.
Barnsley made it ten games unbeaten in Sky Bet League One with victory over the Blues, but had to come from behind to secure all three points under the lights.
Luke Armstrong's strike inside the opening ten minutes was enough to see Carlisle take the lead into half-time, but a rejuvenated Reds side fought back after the restart to make it back-to-back wins at Oakwell.
Devante Cole's arrowed finish with his left foot on 58 minutes levelled the scoring, before Herbie Kane confidently dispatched a penalty in the 86th minute after Adam Phillips was brought down in the area.
Collins admitted his side's performance was not up to scratch on Tuesday night but felt there was a lot to take from the fact the Reds managed to grind out a victory.
"We were far from our best. It goes without saying, the performance levels were nowhere near. But to win when you're not at your best is a really good trait to have. Not only to win, but to come from behind. The biggest traits the team showed this morning were character. There were a lot of tough nights out there individually, but they kept going.
"When you're playing for a big club, I've been part of it as a player, it can be tough, it can be challenging. But, they all kept going and stuck together. We managed to get there in the end."