Barnsley: Wait is on for Kane

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Kane Hemmings is delighted to have got off the mark for Barnsley but is prepared to play the waiting game in his bid for regular starts.

The striker joined in the summer but has seen his early days at Oakwell blighted by an ankle injury.

After three appearances off the bench in League One, Hemmings was used as a second half substitute in the JP Trophy clash with York City and grabbed his first goal in spectacular style.

“It’s nice to get off the mark,” the 23-year-old said.

“Hopefully that can kick me on now and get me a bit more game time.

“I’m only just coming back from injury so I can’t expect to walk back in and play straight away.

“I’m still trying to get my fitness levels up. Hopefully I can do that during this break.

“At the minute it’s just about sorting fitness levels and showing the manager that I’m ready.

“Hopefully I proved something with the performance against York and something will come of it.”

Hemmings lashed in a 25-yard drive off the post against York but says he wasn’t concerned over quality, just grabbing his first Reds goal.

He said: “I’d have taken anything but it was probably one of the best I’ve scored.”