NICKY Cadden says Barnsley will always back themselves to get a win even trailing late in games while adding that they are ‘still pushing for automatics.’

The 27-year-old Scottish left wing-back was part of the side that lost last season’s play-off final and is now a regular in the team trying to finish in the top two and go up automatically.

He told the Chronicle: “Last year was bittersweet. We don’t want that this year. If we go to Wembley, hopefully we do one better.

“We’re still pushing for automatics and we’ll see where it takes us.”

Barnsley followed up their two late goals to beat Leyton Orient on Saturday with an injury-time penalty to equalise at Shrewsbury on Tuesday.

“We’re a good team with good players so we know we will create chances.

“The fans stay to the end because they know we will score.

“We have a great following week in week out especially away. We need to send them home happy.

“It was a draw, we wanted a win, but we got a last-minute goal which I think they enjoyed.”

Cadden almost scored but goalkeeper Marko Marosi clawed out his deflected effort. He said: “I hit it well and I think it took a deflection.

“The boy has picked it out the top corner. You just say ‘good save’.

“We had enough chances to win about four games.”

The Reds have let in a series of early goals recently. Cadden said: “We need to address it. When you come to places like Shrewsbury, it’s hard because they score then they sit behind the ball.

“We have scored more goals than most teams in this league and if we do concede the odd early goal you’re not thinking ‘oh no’.

“We just want to take the lead more.”