Tykes Boss Hails Brave Boro

Last updated : 29 December 2009 By Boro Mad

Mark Robins: "In the first half we couldn't get near them, it was difficult to contain them, we had to get them - that's why we pushed Bogdanovic up front.

"It was a better second half - we were determined to carry on our run and that's why we didn't let our heads drop. It's a great end to the year.

"That was only our fourth home win of the season, when I came here we only had one point and it shows how well the players have done since I came here.

"For us it was a real good test and a good three points. I gave the players Christmas Day off because of the weather, that's the first time I've done that and its paid dividends for us. We don't look beyond the next game.

"For their goal Luke Steele came out too early, but in the second half he came for one and if he had waited their player would have nipped in.

"I thought our central defenders Moore and Fossie (Foster) were excellent when they went forward.

"Moore was unlucky to have his header cleared off the line but I was pleased for Fossie when his went in."