Admiring Robins hails Reds’ spirit

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BARNSLEY boss Mark Robins hailed his side’s “great spirit” after they drew 3-3 in last night’s derby at Leeds.

Although Leeds were a man down for much of the second half thanks to Bradley Johnson’s two yellow cards, Barnsley had to twice come from behind, with skipper Jason Shackell, Matt Hill and Kieran Trippier all finding the net.

Robins said: “I was delighted to have taken such an early lead.

“We were pegged back and then went behind to a very dubious penalty. But this was a good game and my lads showed some great spirit to hit back like they did. Both sides were fully committed out there.They gave the supporters everything. It was a quality game which featured some decent goals.

“The only negative for me was that perhaps we need to be making better decisions in front of goal, but we did create umpteen chances - enough to have won the game.”

Injured Nathan Doyle will miss Saturday’s game.