Barnsley head coach Daniel Stendel hopes that fans remember his side’s 2-1 victory over Gillingham at Oakwell for their performance during the first hour of the match.

The Tykes raced into a two-goal lead against The Gills thanks to a brace from striker Kieffer Moore before Josh Parker pulled a goal back and the visitors piled on the pressure for the final half hour.

Speaking to The72 in the post-match press conference, Stendel said that he hopes that the match will be remembered for all of the right reasons.

“We learn in every game, it was the sixth game in the league” said Stendel after the match. “We won the game in the end and I hope the supporters see that.

“We are a young team and it’s not easy to win every game.

“We must not forget the first 60 minutes. For 25-30 minutes is was difficult but we need the supporters.

“I hope that the fans who come to Oakwell continue to support my team until the final whistle.”

Stendel went on to praise striker Moore who bagged an impressive brace and was unlucky not to complete his hat-trick. The former Ipswich Town man has now bagged six goals in six league games.

The Barnsley boss added “I am happy that he scored today. If he hadn’t, we may not have won the match.

“The whole team played well but Moore was excellent in the first half in particular, winning every header.

“Kieffer Moore is important for his goals but also his hold up play.

“To score twice was very good but it was a good performance from all of my players on the pitch.”

The striker has now scored almost half of Barnsley’s total league goals so far this season but boss Stendel believes that many other players will contribute goals throughout the campaign.

“We have enough quality players who can score goals” the German head coach added. “We signed Cauley Woodrow and he can play within the next two weeks, I believe that he can score in any game.

“We also signed Mike-Steven Bahre, we’ve got Brad Potts and I think Alex Mowatt can also develop and score more goals.

“I am sure that we have enough players who can score and help us win games.”

Barnsley are back in action on Tuesday evening when they face Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park in the Checkatrade Trophy.

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