Herbie Kane has been willing to wait for his first starts for Barnsley and is enjoying the competition for a place in the Reds midfield.

The 22-year-old, who joined in October from Liverpool, had come off the bench seven times before making his full debut on Saturday in the 2-1 loss at Blackburn Rovers then starting again in the midweek win at Birmingham City.

Kane told the Chronicle: “I haven’t found it frustrating, it’s been good.

“In the Championship there is going to be competition to play. But I have been working hard, staying focused and I got my chance. There are a lot of games coming up so you just have to make sure your body is right because you never know when you’re going to play.”

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Kane is competing with captain Alex Mowatt, Leicester loanee Matty James and Romal Palmer.

James joined the Reds after Kane on transfer deadline day and had started ahead of him until this week.

“Matty has helped me a lot. He is an experienced and older player.

“I can learn a lot off him and I’ll use things I learn off him. He might learn things off me as well.”

Kane signed a four-year contract after joining for £1.25million, initially playing under caretaker Adam Murray and now new head coach Valerien Ismael.

“I am enjoying it. The lads have all welcomed me. We have a good team here and hopefully we can keep picking up points and get further up the table.

“We’re all enjoying working under the gaffer and he’s made a big impact.”