LOANEE goalie Harry Isted said it’s ‘his job’ to make saves and is looking forward to showing Barnsley fans what he can do.
He made his debut for Barnsley against Cambridge on Saturday, after Brad Collins was ruled out for up to six weeks with a muscle injury.
He said: “It was good to get out there in front of the home fans.
“It wasn’t the straight forward way of winning a football game going down to ten men.
“But the lads dug deep, stuck together and got the second goal and then saw it out.”
Isted wasn’t forced into action on too many occasions despite the Reds only having ten men - but he was always there when called upon.
“It’s more of a concentration thing in the first half because I don’t think they had a shot on target.
“In the second half we came out and got that second goal which probably invited more pressure onto us as well.
“It’s my job to make saves so when it happened I’m expected to make that save.”
Isted joined on loan from Luton Town last month, and he says he’s settled in well with the group.
“I’ve come in and I get along with all the lads really well, especially the back five.
“It’s easy to communicate and there’s a good understanding there.”
Brad Collins is expected to miss at least the next month of League One action for the Reds.
Isted added: “It’s obviously a good opportunity for me to show what I can do.
“I’ve got to take that chance and whatever happens, happens.
“I’ve been on the bench pretty much all season, whether that be at Luton or here.
“That’s the life of a bench ‘keeper.
“You’ve got to be ready when called upon."