NICKY Cadden is pleased to be back playing after a frustrating red card and is hoping to help Barnsley to play-off glory.

The Scot has been first choice wing-back this season for the Reds who were in contention for the top two but are now set to finish either fourth or third.

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Cadden told the Chronicle: “It’s been weird. We’ve been written off since the start of the season so to be guaranteed fourth is a good season.

“But we had that wee carrot of the top two.

“Play-offs are a better way to go up if you can get it.

“I won the play-offs to get to the Premiership in Scotland.

“I have won a league as well and the play-offs is a lot better.”

The play-off final will be at Wembley. Cadden said: “When you’re a kid you dream of playing at big stadiums. Mine was Celtic Park and Ibrox and then you see Wembley as well.

“If we can get through the semi-finals it would be brilliant to play there.”

Cadden returned for Tuesday’s 3-0 home loss to Ipswich Town having been suspended for three matches for a disputed red card against Shrewsbury Town on Easter Monday.

“I have watched it so many times and I don’t know how it’s a red card.

“But there’s no point crying over spilled milk.

“The boys were good and got seven points out of nine.

“I wasn’t happy because I was training when the boys were playing but I had to get on with it.

“I have four big games, hopefully five, coming up.”

On the Ipswich game, Cadden said: “We lost two stupid goals at a bad time. Losing one just before half-time is annoying then another one right after is upsetting.

“I thought we were really good for 43 minutes and I didn’t know how we were 2-0 down at half-time.

“It would have been a hard task to get the top two even if we won.

“We just need to focus on the play-offs now and try to win them.”