Barnsley: Winnall upsets Heckingbottom’s daughter

Paul Heckingbottom
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Barnsley head coach Paul Heckingbottom revealed his daughter was left devastated by Sam Winnall’s goal and celebration at the weekend.

Winnall, who netted 48 goals while at the Reds, scored the opener for arch-rivals Sheffield Wednesday - who he joined in January - on Saturday.

And instead of a respectful low-key celebration, Heckingbottom’s former star striker lauded it in front of the Oakwell faithful.

“It upset my little girl, she was fuming with him,” admitted Heckingbottom,. “If she ever sees him, I’ll unleash her on him.

“I’ve honestly not seen the celebration. I remember seeing him still celebration at the halfway line when we were ready to kick off, but I’ve not seen anything between that.

“I honestly didn’t know it was him who scored until I heard the fans and saw him on the halfway line.

“I’m guessing he’s done it to get one back on the fans who were booing him, but I don’t know.

“I noticed when Angus (MacDonald) equalised he ran past Sam and gave him a little tap. It’s part of the game and it adds to the drama we all love.”

The draw against the Owls was the Reds’ seventh game on the spin without a win.

They will be looking to pick up three points for the first time since Valentine’s Day when they host Cardiff City tonight.

Andy Yiadom has had a scan on his shoulder injury yesterday, while Gethin Jones and Callum Elder are back in contention after returning to training.

“Everyone knows how difficult Cardiff are to play against,” Heckingbottom said. “We saw that first hand when we picked up a good win at their place with a last-gasp winner.”