Jordan Clark was disappointed with Saturday’s Barnsley loss – but says Stanley can take plenty of positives from their performance.
The Reds lost 2-0 to the third placed Tykes in front of a record crowd of 4,801 at the Wham Stadium – however it needed a 94th minute goal to make the game safe.
It was only Stanley’s second home defeat of 2018.
“We are disappointed,” said former Barnsley winger Clark. “I do not think there was much in the game but we probably lacked a bit of quality in the final third.
“They are a good side, they will be up there at the end of the season and it’s disappointing.
“Their first goal gave them a leg up and that was an important goal.”
Clark forced debutant loan keeper Jordan Smith to tip a strike over the bar in the fifth minute.
“It was a good save to be fair, he did really well and had a great game.
“The gaffer said in the dressing room after the game that he was proud of us for going toe-to-toe with one of the best teams in the league.
“Now we have to dust ourselves down and go again.”
Barnsley-born Clark said he did have friends in the away end.
“They had good away support and I did get a bit of abuse off the fans. I made sure my phone was on silent all last night as I am sure there were plenty of messages from my Barnsley supporting friends!”