BARNSLEY head coach Michael Duff praised both the fans and his players following their win against Cambridge yesterday.
The Reds won 2-0, despite having to play an hour with ten men after Max Watters was sent off.
Duff said: “You can see why he’s sending him off.
“I don’t think there’s any malice in it, I don’t think he’s throwing an elbow at him but he is leading with his arm.
“I can understood why the ref has given it but it probably sums up where we’re at at the minute.
“It’s a toss up between a yellow and a red and it’s always going to be red at the minute.”
Barnsley were 1-0 when Watters was sent for an early bath - but Duff praised his team’s performance.
“We almost got drunk on the ball at times.
“But to dig in and play over an hour with ten men and keep them at arms length - I thought we were fairly comfortable.
“It’s a really, really difficult but pleasing win."
Oakwell was rocking at times yesterday, and Duff was full of admiration for the supporters.
“I thought the fans were brilliant - that’s the best they’ve been since I’ve been here by a country mile.
“They can see the players are putting the effort in.
“The second goal comes in a 15 minute period where the fans are giving their everything.
“They definitely gave the players a lift, the extra spirit and the extra ten per cent to push.
“The second goal kills their spirit a little bit.
“It was a brilliant effort from the players and supporters."
Brad Collins missed the game due to a muscle injury, and he’s expected to miss the next month.
“He’s been feeling it for two or three weeks and it’s gradually got worse.
“He went to push off to come and collect the ball last weekend and probably should have come off after 15 minutes.
“He didn’t tell us it was as bad as it was and he’s had his scan.
“He’ll probably be out for a month - we’re looking at four to six weeks."