BARNSLEY captain Jordan Williams admits the Reds weren’t ‘good enough’ in their first round game against Horsham - but insists the club will bounce back against Derby tomorrow.
The 24-year-old versatile defender played the full 90 minutes in the 3-3 draw with the seventh-tier side last Friday night at Oakwell.
He was part of the defence which conceded three goals, with the Reds forced to a replay which will take place on Tuesday night.
He told the Chronicle: “It was tough to take.
“We were nowhere near good enough and we weren’t at it.
“Horsham have come here and done a job - credit to them because they deserve the replay.
“We’ve got to look back at it and learn from what we’ve done wrong and put it right when we play them again. It’s just basic errors.
“You could say there was some complacency but it’s the FA Cup.
“It’s the nature of the cup - it’s crazy.”
The Reds are set to take on Derby County at Pride Park tomorrow afternoon - and a win would cement Barnsley’s place in the League One play-off places.
Williams is hoping they’ll bounce back at the first time of asking.
“We need to learn from it and learn fast,” he added.
“We don’t want to dwell on it - we’ve got another big game on Saturday.
“It’s a shock to everyone.
“We’ve been doing well and picking up points - it’s about how we bounce back now.
“We need to get back in training and improve as a team - then put on a performance for the fans.
But it wasn’t all doom and gloom on the night - with Luca Connell getting onto the first-team pitch for the first time since May and young Portuguese forward Fabio Jalo scoring a fantastic goal.
“Luca Connell coming back is a big boost for the team and young Fabio scoring was good as well,” he added.