VICTOR Adeboyejo was delighted to end a 38-game goalless run in midweek and hopes he can now score regularly for Barnsley.
The 23-year-old striker equalised against Derby on Wednesday before the Reds won 2-1, ending a 13-match winless sequence with defeats in the last seven.
It was his first goal since the winner against Preston North End in December last year. Adeboyejo told the Chronicle: “It was tough in terms of trying to get the goal but it went in so hopefully there are many more to come.
“I tried not to think about the run I was on too much and I went back to basics in terms of trying to just have a good performance, trying to implement by ability in the game and get in the right areas.”
It was his first league goal at Oakwell in front of fans since August 2018 when he completed the 4-0 thrashing of Oxford in League One. Adeboyejo said: “The fans were brilliant. Even after Derby scored, they cheered us on to keep going. It was amazing to hear and see. That’s what we need at the moment.”
Barnsley finished fifth last season but are in the relegation zone now.
“It’s hard to put my finger on what’s gone wrong. Everyone went into every game up to now with the same mindset and mentality, obviously trying to work hard, run and press.
“For some reason it wasn’t clicking but it always felt like a matter of time.”
Head coach Markus Schopp was sacked at the weekend, with his assistant Joe Laumann caretaker on Wednesday.
“The last few days, the talks had been all about us and what we do. We focused on ourselves and we got the win.
“Joe has just been open with what he wants from us. He has explained exactly what he wanted from everyone. We all understood what he was trying to say.
“It wasn’t too much of a change but he lit that fire in us to keep going from Saturday when we played well but were unfortunate not to get a result.”
Barnsley now host second-bottom Hull tomorrow. Adeboyejo said: “We will keep pushing to keep this momentum. We want to make it six points from six. These are the sort of games we want to get as many points as we can from. Hopefully we can keep it going on Saturday going into the break.”