Neil Collins was delighted with Barnsley’s 2-1 win at Northampton on Saturday but concerned about the injury to Kacper Lopata.

The Reds netted early through Callum Styles then late through Devante Cole before Lopata went off injured and the hosts pulled one back.

Collins said: “We got the early goal but there were some difficult moments in the first half and they had a lot of set pieces.

"But I thought we defended really well as a team and then we controlled the second half. It was only in the last five minutes when we down to ten men due to Kacper Lopata's injury when they really put us under pressure.

"For most of game we were really good and we saw through the toughest parts of the game and we looked like we would go on and score a second and third goal.

"To put in a good team performance like that and get a good result is a good response from the other night. The only disappointment was not getting a clean sheet because I thought it would have been deserved.”

Styles netted a fine goal from outside the box then Cole ran through on the break to net his ninth goal in as many games.

"The first goal was a bit of quality. You wouldn't expect anyone to score from there but as soon as he hit it I thought it had a chance of going in.

"It's another great goal by Devante for the second. He was so unfortunate with the one that hit the bar but he doesn't miss those chances."

On Lopata's injury, Collins said: “It's probably a bit early to say but it doesn't look great. That's a big concern because he's been fantastic for us, but it's an opportunity for someone else."