Date: 18th August 2016 at 5:28pm
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Following on from Barnsley`s impressive victory over QPR, we at Vital Barnsley rate the players for their performance.

Davies 7
Bree 8
Roberts 8
Mawson 8
White 8
Kent 8
Scowen 8
HOURIHANE 9
Hammill 6
Watkins 7
Bradshaw 6

Sub
Payne 7

I thought Adam Davies was terrific in everything he did and has responded well to a few clangers in the opening couple of games. I find it hard to give him more than a 7 though as he was never really forced in to a save.

Despite a couple of the defenders giving penalties away, I thought all of them were superb throughout. The full backs defended and got forward well and the centre halves were solid. Mawson also offered some superb distribution at times from the back.

In midfield I thought Hourihane was again the man of the match. For me he has played better in the few games so far this season than he did at any point last season. He and Scowen work well as a partnership and we look stronger in the middle of the park with those two together.

Kent posed a threat throughout but at times showed that he is still learning his trade. Hammill has had a disappointing start to the season. He needs to start to pass earlier and not try to take all of the team on first.

Up front Watkins worked hard and played well when he was able to get on the ball. Bradshaw worked hard but is struggling to get involved and it may be time to give him a rest for the impressive Payne who seems to have an impact every time he comes on.