LIAM Kitching wants to get among the goals a lot more this season.

The defender got his first in Barnsley colours in the midweek draw with Port Vale.

Playing in an advanced position, as a stand-in left wing-back, will naturally give him more opportunities but he feels he can also be useful on set-pieces and said it is something they work on.

Kitching, 22, said: “We all need to chip in. The gaffer has been saying that we need to get more set-piece goals. They are massive.

“Everyone in the team needs to chip in with goals. It’s not just the striker’s job.

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“We work a lot on attacking and defending set-pieces. It’s a massive part of this league.

“I think we need to improve in both boxes.

“It is a very physical league and set-pieces are always a threat.”

Kitching’s maiden goal came after he got on the end of a perfect delivery from Jordan Williams.

He said: “I saw Jordan get the ball and take a touch so I thought I’d just get myself into the box and into a good position.

“Luckily it’s hit my head and gone in.

“It’s been a long time coming but hopefully there will be a few more.

“As long as the gaffer puts me out on the pitch I am happy to do my best and do a job out there.

“I don’t mind getting up and down the pitch. Obviously it’s tougher but as long as I do my defensive duties as well, I can get into the box and hopefully get a few goals. It is always an out-ball when Brad (Collins) can hit me and try to dominate in the air and we are higher up the pitch. I am enjoying my time out there at the minute.”

Duff said of Kitching: “I think he has been really good and the way he has been around the place, people won’t see that.

“He has been positive about the place and I think that is reflected in his performances. He could sulk and say he does not want to play out there but he is happy to play.

“That epitomises what we want. Energy and front foot thinking. Long may that continue. He has been excellent.”