The 22-year-old striker rounded the goalkeeper at 1-0 down but hesitated with the net unguarded and his effort was blocked, with Barnsley eventually losing 3-0. Chaplin told the Chronicle: “I was too unselfish and I should have shot straight away. If it had gone in, it would have been nice.
"But I’ll move on and getting the first goal is something I will be looking to do soon. It would be ideal to get a goal early in the season so I am looking forward to that. You get less chances in the Championship and you have to be more clinical. There are a lot of good players at the club who can all chip in with goals.”
On the midweek result, Chaplin added: “It’s not something we expected. We expected to win but it was a bad night in terms of result and performance. We’re looking to bounce back against Charlton (in the league tomorrow) and we’re working hard in training. It’s just a blip and we’re looking to show that on Saturday. Charlton are a good side who had a great start to the season. I played against them twice last season so I know them quite well. We want to get back winning ways as soon as possible.”
Chaplin signed a four-year deal with the Reds this summer after joining for an undisclosed fee from Coventry City. He said: “I have really enjoyed it. Everyone has been really welcoming. I am starting to feel settled now and looking forward to the next few weeks. It helps that quite a lot of new players have all come in at the same time and we’re all a similar age and at the same stage of our career so we have common interests.”