HERBIE Kane is hoping to finally put a promotion on his CV this season.
The 24-year-old’s first campaign at Oakwell, in 2020/21, ended in the Reds reaching the Championship play-offs under Valerien Ismael but he was mainly a substitute and missed the semi-final defeat to Swansea City due to injury.
He had previously played in the League One play-off semi-finals for Doncaster Rovers in 2019, on loan from Liverpool, when they lost on penalties at Charlton Athletic.
Kane told the Chronicle: “It was great, the atmosphere and buzz.
“The pressure of being in the play-off is something I really liked.
“I didn’t get promoted that time but hopefully I can bring the experience from it into this season.”
He added: “It makes me more hungry to get promoted. I have nearly done but nearly is not good enough and I want a promotion on my CV.”
Kane believes he has added new sides to his game this season, playing under Michael Duff on the left of three central midfielders in a 3-5-2.
“I have been more advanced, getting into different pockets of space to try to hurt teams and I have scored more goals than last season.
“I have got fitter as well.
“I have worked in training on getting into better spaces and, even if I don’t get the ball, I make movements to try to effect the other team and get someone else into a good position.”
Kane and Luca Connell are two of the team’s main set-piece takers, often each faking to take a free-kick before it is actually sent into the penalty area.
He said: “It’s something that is important. We work on it, it doesn’t always pay off but we might get a chance through it so it will be worth it. We have some big players who can attack the ball. It can define whether we win or not.”