SLOBODAN Tedic is hoping to net his first home goal for Barnsley soon and is pleased that both he and close friend Ziyad Larkeche are beginning to start more regularly.

The 22-year-old Serbian striker, on loan from Manchester City, opened the scoring in the 5-1 win at Forest Green on Saturday which was his second start for the Reds.

He had also scored the only goal at Wycombe Wanderers last month.

Tedic told the Chronicle: “I want to score a goal at Oakwell now, in front of our fans. I need to score goals at home and I wait for this feeling.

“Of course goals are the most important for our confidence as strikers. I am more relaxed now that I have scored goals but I just want to get more.”

Tedic and Fulham loanee Larkeche, the French left wing-back, have become good friends throughout the season. Larkeche has been brought into the 11 this week due to Nicky Cadden’s suspension.

Tedic said: “Zi is my good friend. I can understand his accent but, with other players, sometimes it is difficult.

“We live in the same building, we are always together. It is good for us both.

"We both didn’t play a lot and it is good to have each other to talk to. Now it is good to be starting some games.”

Tedic’s weekend goal came two days after his birthday.

“April 13 was my birthday. I was with my apartment with my parents and I celebrated with them. I felt I would score because in other years I scored goals around my birthday.”

Tedic is just hoping to contribute to Barnsley going up to the Championship.

“I didn’t play in the first 11 a lot of times so I am very happy to start. I try to be professional all the time and give 100 per cent when I play.

“Every game is like a final, we will give the maximum in every game and try to go directly to the Championship.”