McBurnie delight as Tykes move out of dropzone

Birmingham City

Oli McBurnie says Barnsley finally got what they deserved when they beat fellow strugglers Birmingham City on Saturday.

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.’