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Garner reflects on Barnsley success

5 April 2015

First-team Coach Andy Garner described Saturday's victory at Barnsley as 'very pleasing'.

Steven Davies, with his first for the Club put United in front before the break and Hearts loanee Jason Holt made sure of an important three points with his third goal in as many matches after the interval as the Blades brought to an end the Tykes impressive nine-match unbeaten run.

Reflecting on a job well, Garner remarked: "It was a magnificent performance and a thoroughly deserved victory against a Barnsley side who have been in terrific form since Lee Johnson's arrival.

"We were comfortable throughout the the game and that is some achievement in a local derby, especially away from home, but we wanted to show our intent and get in their faces from the off.

"The last thing we told the players was to be positive, take the game to them and get that all important first goal."

Garner was keen to heap the praise on both of United's scorers and concluded by stressing the importance of the victory against their South Yorkshire rivals.

He added: "We had created a couple of good opportunities prior to scoring but it was a fabulous header from Steven Davies.

"Steven has made a real positive impact since he joined us, but it is good he has got his first goal, because as a striker it can play on your mind when you haven't scored for your new club.

"Jason Holt has scored three in three now and all of them have been good strikes, this one flew in from the edge of the box.

"He gets in some excellent positions and more often than not he hits the target, his reward has been three goals in quick succession, hopefully there is more to come too.

"We didn't want to lose the game and allow Barnsley to close the gap on us, but to win, in the manner we did and produce such a dominant display is very pleasing and we have an opportunity to build on that against Doncaster on Tuesday night."

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