CALLUM Brittain was disappointed to miss an injury-time chance in Saturday’s draw with Reading but believes he will get more opportunities to score important goals in his Barnsley career.

The 24-year-old wing-back was free at the back post in the 95th minute but his close-range shot was blocked by defender Tom McIntyre.

Brittain is yet to score for the Reds in 77 appearances

He told the Chronicle: “It’s come to the back post, I tried to keep it on target. Unfortunately it was blocked but it could have gone through his legs or been deflected. I obviously wanted it go in but it didn’t and it’s unfortunate.”

Brittain mainly played as a right wing-back last season and the first half of this campaign but recently has been used as a right-back in a back four.

“It will be a lot tougher to score in a back four, it limits how much I get forward. If I score it will mean the world to me. I back myself to take the next chance and I think I will get one, but my first job is to defend.”

The 1-1 draw with Reading left Barnsley five points from safety with seven games to play.

Brittain said: “There is belief we can stay up. We are leading games, especially at home. We need to stop conceding late equalisers, and get some good away form going.

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“If there is a time to dig deep and get 100 per cent out of the lads, it’s now. If we don’t, we’re going down.”