“We’re disappointed today, we started the game poorly and took a long time to get going against a good side, so we didn’t really give ourselves a chance.
“We weren’t as good with the ball as we usually are and didn’t keep the ball for long spells, or pass it quick enough. Out of possession we didn’t have the same intensity or energy to our game. Brighton played well and deserved the win but we are disappointed with how we played.”
“We know we’ve got to play at our best to win games in this league, and even then sometimes that might not be good enough but today we weren’t at our best and we have come unstuck.
“I think it’s the first time as a collective that the performance was below par. We know that, the boys know that. We did gradually get better as the game wore on but it had already got away from us with the second goal.”
“We tried, we huffed and we puffed and if we had scored in that last 15 to 20 minutes when we had a couple of chances, it would have been a different story.”
"We know its a massive week for us - Brighton today, Villa on Tuesday, Leeds away on Saturday...huge games. We've got a good squad in there so we've got to get the eleven out on the pitch, get them playing how we want them to play, get them enjoying themselves, playing with the freedom and with fire in their belly."
Paul was talking to www.barnsleyfc.co.uk