Preston 1-2 Barnsley: Post Match Reaction

"We really withstood a real onslaught from Preston today and they threw everything at us in the first 20-25 minutes of the second half.
 
“It was the doggedness, the resilience and the organisation of the team that carried us through that spell.
 
“We made the change to go to three in the middle to try and get control of the ball but we earned the right to play a bit more football.”
 
“We’re always ready to do things like that and we’re always thinking about it before a game and the scenarios that might unfold.
 
“We felt as the game wore on we had to do that, not just because they upped their game, but we felt because they were playing two in the middle, if we could get someone behind them, we could cause them problems and Josh Scowen did that.
 
“It’s important we have that quality in depth now and it’s terrific we have the options to come on and win it, as we had to do that today.
 
“We’re not getting carried away, we know we weren’t our best with the ball but we were very good without it and the boys got their rewards.”
 
“I’m proud of them but I think the fans are proud of them and that’s what they want to see and they are getting the rewards.
 
“The players are crossing the white line and getting the wins and likewise if they put in a performance like that and they don’t get the win, they’ve done all that we can ask.
 
“That’s the message we’re trying to get home that that’s what’s required every game. Sometimes it will be good enough, other times it might not be,” 


Paul was talking to www.barnsleyfc.co.uk