MADS Andersen is delighted to become the non-British or Irish player with the most appearances for Barnsley.

The Danish centre-back and Reds captain, 25, broke Arjan de Zeeuw’s record when he made his 165th appearance at Exeter City on Tuesday.

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He told the Chronicle: “That’s crazy. Four years have gone by quick. It’s been a lot of games. I am very happy.

“It’s great and I am going to keep topping that list because we have games left. I hope to make many more appearances.”

Other than breaking the record, Tuesday was a disappointing night for Andersen as Barnsley’s 12-match unbeaten run ended in a 3-1 loss.

“This is my fourth season in England and I know that, if you don’t show up no matter who you play, you are going to lose.

“I was very disappointed with the goals we conceded.

“As a defender you don’t want to concede so many goals.

“It sucks because we have been so good.

“We have to look at the positives of the last 12 games.

“But personally I feel we cannot concede three goals in one game, it’s way too much. We have to look at that.”

Barnsley could have cut the gap to the top two to three points with a win in Devon. But Andersen said: “It doesn’t feel like a missed opportunity. We will just take one game at a time and try to win it. Then we will see where we end up at the end of the season.

“We are confident we can put another good run together. We have improved a lot the last few months and we’ve had a little dip in the road. I go out for every game with the mentality of winning no matter who we play.”

On the game in general, Andersen said: “It’s very disappointing. Every loss is disappointing. We obviously wanted to keep the run going. Too many of us just weren’t there. It’s difficult to say what was wrong but credit to Exeter.”