Jamal Campbell-Ryce was not even born the last time Barnsley won at Wednesday but it was his goal that ended the Reds' 26 years of HiIlsborough hurt.

The sweet victory was well worth the wait as it ended a dismal run of five defeats and pulled Barnsley away from the relegation zone.

But Campbell-Ryce could have been long gone from South Yorkshire if Barnsley had accepted a £1m-plus bid for the winger last month.

"We wanted to keep him and that shows the ambition of the club," said Barnsley boss Simon Davey.

"He's a tremendous lad and a big part of what we're trying to do here.

"His goal was magnificent.

Most people would think he'd shoot with his right but he's thrown a few shapes and hit it with his left." The goal came six minutes before the break as Barnsley took advantage of a sluggish start from Wednesday, which left boss Brian Laws livid.

"I've got to try and not go over the top, but I was very angry with our first-half performance, particularly our negative play.

"We're at home and we've got a great crowd behind us and we played with fear in our bellies in the first half and I've never seen us so negative with our passing.

"Second half they defended for their lives, we camped in their half, but just could not break them down."
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