ADAM Phillips admits Barnsley missing out on the play-offs would be a disaster but is confident that won’t happen.

The Reds have been in League One’s top six since New Year’s Day and are still six points clear in it, with four games left, but the gap is shrinking due to recent poor form.

Midfielder Phillips told the Chronicle: “It would be a bit of a disaster if we fell out of the top six now.

“We just need to keep our heads, keep getting points on the board and see where we end up.

“I am sure we’ll be OK.”

Phillips, 26, was sent off in last season’s play-off final defeat and now wants to return there and experience victory.

“To get back to Wembley would be a massive achievement for the lads and the manager.

“It would be a dream for me to go one better.

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“What happened last year to me is gone now.

“I am focused on the rest of this season and hoping to achieve the main goal.”

Phillips scored his eighth goal of the season from the penalty spot in the 2-1 loss at Charlton on Saturday.

With usual penalty-taker Herbie Kane on the bench, Luca Connell went to the dug-out to ask head coach Neill Collins who would take it before handing the ball to Phillips.

“There was a little bit of a discussion.

“I won the penalty.

“I have taken penalties at previous clubs, fancied myself and put it away nicely.”

Phillips missed his previous penalty at Forest Green Rovers a year ago but scored the rebound.

“I did think about going down the middle again.

“But I have practiced penalties a lot with Herbie and that’s the side I wanted to go with.”

Phillips also scored in the loss at Stevenage on Tuesday, taking his tallly to nine goals for the season.