NICKY Cadden was ‘gutted’ his goal at Bolton Wanderers on Saturday was not a play-off winner but is hopeful of another memorable night at Oakwell on Friday.
The left wing-back put the Reds ahead then they conceded three minutes later in a 1-1 draw.
Cadden told the Chronicle: “It’s gutting that we have not got an advantage but hopefully our fans can give us what Bolton fans did for them.
“It will be tough. We have played them a few times and every game has been tough.
“We’ll be confident.
“The big games and massive crowds are what I came here for. Oakwell is always bouncing when it’s near enough sold-out.
"The Sheffield Wednesday game on Sky was brilliant and hopefully we can do that again.
“The fans have got right behind us and we can’t thank them enough. They never stopped singing in the first leg. We just want to send them home happy and hopefully to Wembley.”
Barnsley scored 20 goals from outside the box in the league season - the most in the top four divisions. Cadden’s was another as he fired in a low 20-yard strike. It was his sixth in 18 games since opening his account in his 24th Reds match at Oxford United on February 1.
“We’ve scored so many out of the box and it must be some sort of record. We just need to keep scoring and hopefully go to Wembley.
“Since I got my first goal at Oxford I have scored quite a few. Six is a good return. I am happy to chip in with goals and assists for the team. I was delighted to get that goal.”