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Lee Johnson praises 'competitive' Barnsley following Johnstone's Paint Trophy success

14 October 2015

Barnsley head coach Lee Johnson was delighted with his side's competitive edge as they overcame Bradford City in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

The Tykes recorded a 2-1 win at Valley Parade, a week after the game was called off due to poor playing conditions, to move into the Area Quarter-Final.

“What I’m pleased with is how competitive we were,” Johnson told the club's official website.

Read more: Johnstone's Paint Trophy Round 2 review

“Whenever you come to Bradford you know it’s going to be a difficult game, so you’ve got to make sure you stand up and compete.

“Our defence was strong, we were hard to break down and Adam Davies looked good."

Set-pieces were the key to victory with Alfie Mawson and Marley Watkins heading home two Conor Hourihane deliveries, but the 34-year-old boss is not thinking too far ahead after his side's progression in the competition.

So, @bfc_official are the last team into the @JP_Trophy Area Quarter-Finals. Here's all the teams who've made it...

— The Football League (@football_league) October 13, 2015
“No talk of Wembley at all, you just can’t,” Johnson continued.

"It’s too early and it’s a tough northern section, it would be disrespectful to anyone else left in the draw.

“I would love to lead the team out there though, I would honestly love nothing more, so the dream is there and we have to aspire to it.”

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