“I’m delighted with the result and when we watch it back I’m sure we’ll think we deserved to win the game. Adam (Davies) didn’t have a shot to save except for the two penalties, which is really good on our part because we’ve watched a lot of QPR in the first few games and they’ve really dominated teams with their aggression and their running power, but I felt we more than matched them today.
“We’ve got what we deserve but the pleasing thing is that we can get better. We’re after a faultless performance all the time and that could have been and we could have easily avoided the penalties. But we didn’t so then what we had to show was the character and the spirit and we know we’ve got that in abundance, plus the quality in the team.”
“We had crosses raining in from the left with Adam, Conor’s obviously won the free kick and scored a worldie, and then Josh Scowen pushed up more advanced, making good runs behind and getting the goal his performance deserved.”
“We did a lot of work last season and Nathan (Head of Sports Science) has been great with the lads and they respond well to him and he’s got a really good relationship with them. The reason they’re fit is just like the reason they’re playing well – they want to be as good as they can be, as a team and as individuals, so they soak up all of the information that you give them at the training ground and they take advantage of all the help Nath gives them in the gym or the extra work they’re doing.”
Paul was talking to www.barnsleyfc.co.uk