Date: 14th August 2017 at 7:27am
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Barnsley did enough to beat Ipswich on Saturday in the opinion of Paul Heckingbottom but ultimately the boss knows no matter how well he thinks the Reds played defeat means it wasn’t good enough.

Tom Bradshaw followed up his brace in the League Cup win over Morecambe with an early opener to put Barnsley ahead.

However, Ipswich, who saw the game turned around by the arrival of David McGoldrick and Martyn Waghorn from the bench, were level when McGoldrick volleyed home ahead of fellow substitute Waghorn getting the winner.

It’s now nine league games against the Tractor Boys without a win for Barnsley.

Heckingbottom told the Official Website: ‘We did more than enough to win the game. So to come away with nothing is really disappointing. But there’s a message in there for the players. This is an unforgiving league, so no matter how well we might think we’ve played, we’ve obviously not done well enough.’

With 20-odd efforts on goal from Barnsley compared with only two on target from Ipswich, the ones that won the game, defeat was especially soul-destroying for Heckingbottom, admitting the changes from his counterpart Mick McCarthy made all the difference.

‘They brought some experienced players on and went very direct. They were then winning lots of challenges in midfield, lots of the second balls and we were really under the cosh for about 10 minutes and it’s cost us. I thought after that we were back on top again. So to lose a game like that when they’ve only had two shots on target, it’s really deflating.’

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