Barnsley boss Daniel Stendel has offered his reflection on the season after his side’s promotion to the Championship was confirmed on Tuesday night, reports Andy Giddings of the BBC.
Losses for both Portsmouth and Sunderland in midweek meant that Barnsley had a big enough cushion heading into the final weekend of the season and Stendel feels it was well deserved.
“We deserved automatic promotion, after this year,” he told a press conference on Wednesday.
“We are back in the Championship and I’m happy.”
There remains a chance that the Tykes could even pip current league-leaders Luton Town to the third-tier title as well with the pair currently level on 91 points.
The Hatters currently have the edge on goal-difference, a four-goal advantage, but Stendel will no doubt be keen to complete the job.
They travel to Bristol Rovers on the final day of the season whilst Mick Harford welcomes Oxford United to Kenilworth Road.
Stendel is absolutely spot on here and has more than earned his glory.
Barnsley have been excellent throughout the season, brilliant in attack and rigid in defence .
Whilst the likes of Portsmouth and Sunderland have shown that they too can do both while, inconsistencies have badly let them down, whereas the Tykes have maintained that form throughout.