Date: 14th September 2017 at 10:25am
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Having twice come from behind to level, Barnsley scored a last minute winner against Derby to secure a League Cup third round meeting with Tottenham.

This delayed second round tie, due to the fact Derby’s first round game had initially been abandoned due to rain, saw the Rams ahead, which came after Harvey Barnes had hit the crossbar, when Johnny Russell curled past Adam Davies.

However, Adam Jackson headed the Reds level for a first time.

Derby were again ahead when Mason Bennett scored only for Tom Bradshaw to seemingly force extra time when he levelled it up again – but the Reds booked a trip to Wembley to face Spurs when Adam Hammill won it.

First team coach Jamie Clapham was delighted with the win as he knew the Reds, despite the wholesale changes made by Derby, who could still call upon seasoned professionals with international and Premier League experience, would be up against it.

He was quoted by the Star: ‘The amount of players they (Derby) have at their disposal, we knew it was going to be difficult. They changed 11 players and still had internationals and hundreds of Premiership and Championship games under their belt. It was a good test and all the lads in the dressing room really stood up to it. We controlled the game and took the opportunities when we could.’

Victory will take Clapham back to his former club. However, when he played for Tottenham they played at White Hart Lane.

A trip to Wembley is a reward, which is one to be enjoyed, but the immediate focus is on the return to Championship football at the weekend when the coach hopes to have all option available.

‘With it being a late tie we knew what the reward would be, but we’ve got to recover well and focus on Saturday.’

Meanwhile, match winner Hammill, 29, was hailed as ‘exceptional.’

Clapham said: ‘Adam has come on today and scored the winner and his performances lately have been exceptional so he has to keep that going. But we know that everyone will be needed. It’s a difficult league and a difficult campaign.’

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