Hill relief at Tykes survival
Keith Hill admitted he was a relieved man as results elsewhere secured Barnsley's npower Championship status despite 3-1 defeat to Yorkshire rivals Hull.
The Tykes have now lost eight of their last 10 games, but there was a silver lining for boss Hill, with the club's place in the second tier guaranteed courtesy of Coventry's defeat to Millwall.
Tigers striker Matty Fryatt completed his hat-trick with a fine solo effort after Jim McNulty's near-post header reduced the arrears in the last quarter of the match.
Asked if relief was the overriding emotion, Hill said: "Definitely. I'd agree with that.
"Our form has been awful since the turn of the year. When I came in we were relegation favourites, but we've overcome that and we've done it within our financial structure.
"Our football club and the fans should be proud of that. It leaves a slightly bitter taste because our form up to January was excellent and gave us encouragement in terms of what we thought we were building."