PLAYER REACTION: We were under the cosh at Barnsley admits goalscorer Aaron Cresswell

Barnsley v Ipswich: Aaron Cresswell admitted there was a sense of relief in the Twon dressing room after a backs-to-the-wall second-half performance earned them a point at Oakwell.

Cresswell scored his second of the season with a training-ground free-kick after just six minutes.

But Barnsley midfielder Stephen Dawson equalised in the 74th minute and the Tykes cam perilously close to a deserved winner.

Cresswell said: “At the moment, we don’t have the most confidence in the world but we have to take the positives out of the game – and one positive is the point.

“We were under the cosh in the second half. You have to give Barnsley credit, they are a good passing team, they played a diamond midfield very well and had big Craig Davies upfront.”


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Of his goal, Cresswell added: “We have worked on the move for a couple of weeks but we haven’t really had the opportunity to do it.

“But luckily for me, it went in at the end.

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“It’s defending first, but if anything like a goal or an assist comes for me, that’s a bonus.”

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