Date: 16th August 2015 at 8:36pm
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Manager Lee Johnson has given his thoughts following the one nil victory over Burton Albion this weekend and he was delighted to pick up our first home win of the campaign.

Vital Report – Barnsley 1-0 Burton
Video – Burton Highlights
Audio – Johnson Talks Burton Win and Wabara
Stats: Barnsley v Burton

Speaking to the Official Site following the game that saw Conor Hourihane grab our second half winner from the penalty spot, Johnson explained.

‘I`m relieved, to be honest. We were a bit flat today and it was a difficult match. They set their stall out early to stifle the game and disrupt our tempo which they succeeded at. We had some good play and got into wide areas but didn`t deliver well enough.’

Johnson went on to add that for our first game on home soil the team just didn’t do enough to get the fans going and he feels he has to be honest about that as whilst the result was pleasing we should be expecting a lot more.

‘There were a number of stoppages in play which disrupted the game, as well as the ball being off the pitch a lot. The fans will have seen good patterns of play though, but they did fizzle out. We have a team of bright little footballers, we were neat and tidy many times but a bit more energy is required.’

Making a half time change and putting on Arsenal loanee Dan Crowley for George Smith, Johnson went on to explain his thoughts.

‘I had to do it. It was unlucky on George Smith who hadn`t played badly but I just had to give us a solid shape so we had more energy. We started 3-5-2 and it is a very expressive. If people aren`t on their games it gives the opposition a chance to get in behind us. We needed to start again in the second half and we ended up having the majority of the territory but not enough efforts on goal.’

As for transfers, with fans knowing that Reece Wabara is now the latest recruit, Johnson said immediately after the game.

‘We are active in the market, I think you`ll see we are a bit short at times so a bit of experience and energy is needed but Ryan Williams was back on the bench today. He has looked quality in training in last few days but I don`t know how many minutes he has in him right now.’

With Hourihane finding the net, he said in his own interview that he was hoping he gave the gaffer a selection headache in terms of starting the next game.

‘We`ll have to wait and see what the gaffer thinks. I think I gave him a headache by scoring today but we will have to wait and see. “It was pleasing to score and get out on the pitch and contribute for the team.’

With Millwall up next, Hourihane admitted he was expecting a very tough game but it was one he wanted to play a larger part in.

‘It`s going to be a tough game and they make it really tough. They have hostile atmosphere and I imagine they`ll make it difficult for us but we`ll be going there high on confidence and after Tuesday night as well. We`re capable of beating anyone in the league and we`ll be going there to look forward to the game. We have got a young squad but on our day we can pass the ball around for fun but we didn`t play that well today and it`s a good sign that even though we`re young we can grind out results.’

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