BARNSLEY head coach Neill Collins praised his side following their 2-0 win against Burton Albion - and offered an update on the missing Callum Styles.

The Reds are now up to fifth in League One after a Devante Cole double saw off the Brewers at Oakwell.

Collins told the Chronicle: “I think it was a very professional performance.

“I thought there was a lot of really good aspects - but we always want more.

“We want to come in with three or four goals and a clean sheet.

“But overall there’s lots to be happy with and the most important thing is the three points.”

It was a third successive League One clean sheet for Collins’ side.

“We deserved a clean sheet and I’d have been disappointed not to get it,” he added.

“I think the reason we couldn’t have created some more clear cut opportunities was because Burton were hard to break down.

“But therefore they found it hard to mount serious attacks.

“I thought the back three and goalkeeper were excellent.

“Overall it was a positive team performance and I’m glad the players got their rewards again.”

Collins heaped praise on Barnsley striker Devante Cole who has now scored eight goals in seven games, making him the top scorer in League One.

“Scoring goals wise he’s been excellent but the rest of his game has been really good as well,” Collins said.

“He’ll be the first to say how well his team mates have supported him by creating the chances.

“To have a striker so reliable in front of goal is what every manager wants.

“I’m glad to not only have him but I think it’s only a matter of time before McAtee, Cosgrove and Watters are scoring regularly as well.

“It’s a strength in depth that we need.”

Callum Styles missed the game yesterday after featuring in both of Hungary’s international games over the break.

Collins added: “Callum was unfortunately sick which ruled him out.

“I think he’ll be back for Tuesday which is good.”