COREY O’Keeffe was delighted to score his first Barnsley goal and what he believes is the first headed goal of his career.
The right wing-back came off the bench to net an 88th-minute leveller in a 2-2 draw with Fleetwood Town on Saturday. It was the 25-year-old summer signing’s third league goal in 153 career appearances.
O’Keeffe told the Chronicle: “That might be my first headed goal.
“It felt good to get my first goal for Barnsley. The fans were brilliant and it was good to score in front of them.
“It was just frustrating we didn’t go on to win.”
O’Keefe missed games with injury earlier in the season and has been sharing the role with Barry Cotter.
He has started six times in the league and come off the bench in five others.
“I have enjoyed it.
“The injuries have been frustrating because I want to hit the ground running and play every game.
“But that will come. I think if I keep doing what I am doing, my quality will come through.”
The Reds are fifth (?) in League One but O’Keeffe believes they have been far from their best so far.
“We all know as a team there is so much more to come.
“That is positive because we’re doing well.
“When everything clicks, we will fly up the league. I enjoy the pressure on us. We’re expected to win. I like it and so do the lads.”