Date: 12th August 2015 at 7:45pm
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Manager Lee Johnson has said he was pleased and well chuffed with our penalty victory over Scunthorpe in the first road of the Capital One Cup last night.

Vital Report – Scunthorpe 1-1 Barnsley (6-7 on pens)
Audio – Johnson Pleased With Scunthorpe Win
Barnsley Win Shootout
Stats: Scunthorpe United v Barnsley

Speaking to the Official Site following the game, Johnson said that with a young group on show it was a fantastic result for them to have dug out and he was delighted with the players he brought in for the game.

‘I was really pleased. I’m well chuffed for such a young group. We’ve really grown up and the character we’ve shown is exceptional. James Bree, to come in having been injured and to go and play 120 minutes then score the winning penalty is fantastic. We gave a debut to Nick Townsend and Matt Templeton and we’ve come away winning the game against a very, very experienced and many-league-games-on-the-pitch Scunthorpe side.’

Johnson went on to say that it easily could’ve been a higher scoring drawn with the chances that fell both teams way on the day.

‘I think it could have been three-all. Marley’s missed a penalty. Conor Hourihane’s missed a chance. I thought our concentration levels were good today. I was delighted today, not just with the win, because if we’d not have won I’d still have the same thoughts. Putting Josh back in the middle, of course, made a big difference because of his energy and his quality. We had round pegs in round holes and that was important today.’

Another delight for Johnson was simply getting more minutes into people as he knows we are still playing pre season catch up with the likes of Sam Winnall and Conor Hourihane so the game is another positive on that score for him.

‘Nick’s made some great saves. I was really pleased with him. He looked assured and solid but it’s no fluke because he trains like that every day. He’s took his chance and he’s genuinely pushing Adam. I’m delighted for James Bree. He’s young so he will have peaks and troughs in his form. He’s a fantastic player and he’s got a great future. His all-round game was excellent today. If anyone would have watched him today, they’d say he was a superstar in the making.’

Loanee stopper Townsend was also interviewed after the game and he was delighted to make his bow having not long moved to the club from parent Birmingham City.

‘I had an inkling a few days ago that I was going to start so I was ready. I loved every second of it and there is nothing better than winning a penalty shoot-out in front of your own fans, just wish I could have saved one!’

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