Barnsley: Flitcroft praise for loan striker

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BARNSLEY boss David Flitcroft saluted loan striker Chris O’Grady after his man-of-the-match display helped the Reds climb out of the relegation zone with a fine 2-0 home win over Leicester City.

Sheffield Wednesday loan hitman O’Grady bagged his third goal for the Reds since joining on loan until the end of the season, while Michael Keane’s unfortunate own-goal also contributed to a third successive home win for Flitcroft’s battling side.

“Chris O’Grady’s performance up front was an outstanding masterclass,” praised Flitcroft.

“If we’d have seen that performance in a ‘fashionable’ team, then we’d have been raving about if for a couple of weeks.

“It was just a pure masterclass from him and Jason Scotland.

“It could have been five or six goals, that’s how much we dominated Leicester.”

The Reds could have won by more if Scotland had not missed a second half penalty and the hosts had not had two goals chalked off for offside.

“It was a disciplined performance – and we showed how good we are,” said O’Grady.

“That was probably one of my best performances since I’ve been here.”