CAULEY Woodrow was delighted to make his 150th appearance for Barnsley on Saturday and believes his ‘dry spell’ in front of goal will end soon.
The striker, who turned 27 last week, is the Reds’ highest scorer in the 21st century.
He was named captain for this season, his fourth with the club, and has played every minute so far along with Brad Collins and Michal Helik.
He has three goals in 22 games and none in his last 11 since a spectacular free-kick at Stoke City almost three months ago.
Some fans have criticised his performances this season.
Woodrow told the Chronicle: “People can say whatever they want about me, which I know they do. It’s not just about scoring goals. I fully believe in myself. In 150 games, I have scored 52 goals which is not a bad return for one club. It’s a dry spell at the minute but, if the team performs well like we did on Saturday, I am sure my goals will come.”
He added: “People are very fickle, especially here. It’s unbelievable really what people say. But the only people I listen to are people who know about football.”
Woodrow made his 150th appearance in the 1-1 draw at home to Huddersfield.
He said: “It was a very good moment. I didn’t think when I came here I would have played 150 games for Barnsley. I was delighted. It doesn’t happen very often these days.”
Woodrow is now working under his fifth permanent head coach in Poya Asbaghi who took over last month.
“The gaffer and Ferran (Sibila) his assistant are very switched on, they knew exactly what they wanted and from day one it was clear. You know as soon as a manager comes in if they believe in what they want. It was clear with them.
“The first two games we were more solid then against Huddersfield we had another week to build on our attacking play and our performance was good.
“He is the type of coach we needed.
“A coach with an identity. It’s still early days and we’re learning but we can be proud of the last performance and it shows how far we’ve come.”
Woodrow was pleased to see fellow striker Carlton Morris get his first goal of the season after a three-month injury lay-off.
“He’s one of my closest friends here. When we lost him it was a big loss. It’s horrible when you’re injured for that amount of time and it takes a few weeks to get back in to the swing of things. I am buzzing that he scored.”