Gudjon: "The supporters can be our 12th man"

Barnsley boss Gudjon Thordarson was disappointed with the draw against the Cherries on Saturday.

"It is just another game at home that ends with disappointment. Looking over the 90 minutes I felt that we played quite well.

"We started brightly, worked hard and created some good chances. Betsy and Kay had opportunities in the first half to put the ball into the back of the net and it was a shock to concede the goal because it was only the second or third time that Bournemouth had been anywhere near our penalty area.

"There were a lot of positives in the first half and we worked on that at half time to try and get back into it. I wanted to see our midfielders push further up the field so we changed the shape to 343 in an attempt to get back into the game.

"I think that was as unlucky as you can get in a football game - we hit the post twice and had a goal ruled out. Things just did not go for us at that end of the field. If we carry on playing like that then I think we will win more matches than we do not so I do not have any worries at the moment.

"The players responded well and I saw more commitment, hard work and a willingness to keep going even when things were frustrating at times.

"I do not know what was said at half time but the response from the supporters was fantastic in the second half. They came alive when we needed them and it was a big relief and a massive boost. We need our home supporters to be behind us like that all the time. There will be frustrating times in the future here and they will be a major part in our success on the field. The supporters can be our 12th man".