Date: 17th October 2016 at 3:50pm
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Barnsley head coach Paul Heckingbottom gave his reaction to the official website following the reds home defeat to Fulham.

‘If you give four goals away like that you have not got a chance. There was that, and we were set up to cause them a problem as soon as we won the ball back which we got two goals from.

‘But when we did go in-front, we weren’t composed enough on the ball to get ourselves a rest and control the game.

‘Fulham are a good side and flooded the central area with lots of bodies, keeping the ball well. We knew that and you can’t stop them doing that and we knew as soon as we won it we could exploit their weaknesses down the side.

‘We got two goals from that but when that isn’t on, keep the ball and dominate possession and be brave and confident enough to keep the ball and score goals in other ways which was frustrating.

‘Looking back at the goals, we weren’t giving ourselves a chance.

‘We were set up in a way to hurt them, which we did. We didn’t gift them the goals because they are slick and a good side but when you watch them back, why we keep clean sheets and defended so well was missing today.

‘You’re always going to miss Conor because he’s the captain but he had something wrong with his calf which he felt yesterday in training.

‘Not only is he captain, but he is a good footballer, strong from set plays and is a big loss to the side.

‘We spoke as staff before the Under-23s game about pulling someone off if they were needed. Jared has been playing well in the Under-23s and this is a reward for his hard work and the way he applies himself.

‘I thought he won the ball but they’re saying he was out of control and are saying that he left the floor. If that’s the case then it is a red card but he was fouled twice in the build-up.

‘Why you want to play advantage twice in your box I don’t know. Josh has won the ball, got fouled and he has played on and then rolled another tackle.

‘If you’re fouled and overrun the ball, what’s going to happen is you’re going to go for the ball, simple as, so I thought that could have been managed a bit better and it has cost us now for three games.

‘That’s what we play for and what we got promoted for, games like this. Oakwell against Newcastle will be fantastic with nearly 6,000 Geordies singing, but we’ll be outsinging them two to one.

‘With the little injuries we’re carrying, it would be handy if we didn’t have those. We’d be playing every day if we didn’t have injuries`.