ADAM Phillips is enjoying his first real promotion race and wants to score even more goals after reaching double figures from midfield.
The 25-year-old moved onto 11 goals from all competitions with a brace in the 5-1 win at Forest Green Rovers on Saturday.
He told the Chronicle: “I am happy.
“I just want to keep adding to it now but, as long as the team is winning, that is the main thing.”
He added: “I didn’t see myself getting this many goals.
“It’s been the most enjoyable season of my career so far, personally and for the team.”
The Reds are currently fourth, six points off automatic promotion with four games left and sure of a place in the play-offs.
“When I was at Morecambe and Accrington (on loan from Burnley), we were in and around the play-offs but we dropped off.
“It’s new to me to be coming to the end of the season and to be fighting for promotion.
“But it’s good and I came here because I want to be in those positions.”
Does the promotion chase add pressure or can they play with freedom?
“We’re quite young and just relishing it.
“Everyone wants to be in the Championship but we will take each half as it comes then see where we’re at after each game and focus on the next one.
“It’s good to be fighting for something and it keeps you focused.”
Phillips’ second goal on Saturday was following Barnsley’s first league penalty of the season, which he missed, before tapping in the rebound.
“It’s whoever fancies it.
“It was between me and Nors (James Norwood).
“He gave it to me. It wasn’t my best penalty but thankfully the ball ended up in the back of the net.
“We take them in training as a bit of fun.
“We haven’t had one all season so it’s been difficult to see who is going to take them.
“I probably won’t get the next one.
“I think Nors will want it. Hopefully we will get another one soon.”