The Tykes were worthy 2-0 winners at St Andrew’s thanks to a first-half double from McBurnie as they moved out of the bottom three and above Blues in the process.
McBurnie is well aware just how important the victory could be in their survival bid and he says the win had been coming following some recent performances where he felt they did not get their just reward.
‘The boys are absolutely buzzing, it’s been a long time coming,’ he said on the Barnsley website.
‘We’ve had the performances there but often not got the results to go with them, so we had to score the goals in the first half and then go and grind it out in the second half, and we’ve done that. We’ve shown we can dominate these games.’
McBurnie could have had a hat-trick but saw a penalty saved by Blues keeper David Stockdale although the on-loan forward was just pleased to be the matchwinner and help his side record only their second win in 18 games.
He added: ‘I’ve come here to score goals and to try and help the team, and thankfully I’ve done both here, playing in a slightly different position – I enjoyed it out there with the freedom to get on the ball.’
Dundee United boss Csaba Laszlo has been left hoping for St Mirren to slip up in the race to seal promotion to the Ladbrokes Premiership.
Crewe will consider starting Chris Dagnall when they host Forest Green on Tuesday.
Northampton striker Kevin van Veen is hoping to make his first start in over a month in the home game against Shrewsbury.