MALKY: DESERVED POINTS AT OAKWELL
Malky Mackay was naturally satisfied with the away win at Barnsley on Saturday evening.
“I wasn't happy when Joe Mason slid one across after beating back four and ninety nine times out of one hundred Heidar puts in it the back of the net - though from the corner we got a man free (Gunnarsson) to give us a cushion.
“We had two debuts in defence, including a nineteen year old making his full debut and I was delighted with Ben’s goal. We were quite comfortable in the first half and on another day we could and perhaps should have taken more of our chances when we picked them off on the counter.
“It was just a good to have another three points at a tough ground against a resolute team who have had a fresh influx of players this week,” he said. “We knew it would be difficult and conditions got worse as the game went on, so I'm delighted to get the win, with the way we were clinical with our goals and the way we kept them out to get the three points.
“After that Barnsley had to bring fresh men on and change the system, packing midfield to try and do something different and push people forward. In a situation like that they’ll threaten with bodies, which is what they did and we coped with it.
“They scored and it gave them impetus and they had to attack and throw caution to the wind, but I thought we stood resolute and as far as that’s concerned we took the deserved three points.”