Neill Collins admits Barnsley’s home record has hindered their top two push.

The Reds have the 11th best home record in League One and have conceded the third most goals on their own soil. They are winless in their last four home games.

They are fifth, ten points off the top two following Friday’s 2-0 loss to Cambridge.

Collins told the Chronicle: “You can’t have a record like that if you’re going for the top two.

“You will need to be at the end top both home and away. Our away form is one of the best but we want to improve our home form. "We’re very aware of it but we’ve not quite been able to put it right.”

He added: “You don’t go and do what we’ve done away and not be a good team. We know we’re good. Maybe it’s a bit of an anomaly but we’ll hopefully bring that away form to the last couple of home games.”

Barnsley have collected just five points from their last five games. Collins said:

“We had a four-game period to start the season but since then our form has been top two until now. We have been really consistent but we’ve hit a little patch. I think you play the last two home games nine times out of ten and win them.”