Impact substitute has starting role in his sights

Barnsley
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Barnsley winger Tomasz Cywka is hoping his hard work will finally yield a regular starting role for the club.

The Polish winger is predominantly used as an impact substitute by Reds boss David Flitcroft.

And the tactic worked again on Saturday as Cywka came off the bench to score what he described as “probably the best goal of my career”.

Cywka’s stunning 35-yard free-kick leveller looked to have earnt the Reds a battling point against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground, but the hosts bagged a late winner to secure maximum points.

“It was probably the goal of my career, but it would have tasted much better if we’d have got a point out of the game,” admitted Cywka.

“It was great to score to make it 2-2, but to lose is frustrating. We’re very disappointed.

“To score two goals away, at a very tough ground, well it’s disappointing not to get a point.

“It was so close, but we conceded a late goal and we lost the game.

“By the time I got on the pitch there was a lot of space in the middle of the park.

“They were trying to attack and that meant there was loads of space.

“The gaffer put me on the pitch to use this space and get a shot away if I could.

“It was a tough opening 60 minutes and we’d have been happy with it being 1-1 at half-time.

“But with not very long to go we concede a free-kick and concede another goal.

“All the little things are the difference between getting three points or not, you have to get them right.

“We have to show more concentration when it comes to marking in the box, whether it’s from free-kicks or a corner. We need to stop conceding these type of goals. We felt we deserved something from the game, but now we’re concentrating on Bournemouth and getting three points against them.”