Barnsley boss Neill Collins described Saturday's 2-2 draw with Reading an 'exciting game for the neutral' but admitted he wanted more structure from his side.

Sam Smith and Lewis Wing put the Royals ahead twice at Oakwell, but Adam Phillips and Fabio Jalo equalised quickly for the Tykes as the two clubs drew for the fifth successive game in Yorkshire.

More than 800 Reading fans made the trip and a point is all that was required to officially confirm safety, while the out-of-form hosts need three points from three remaining fixtures to secure a play-off berth.

"I think Reading are a really dangerous side and they played to win the game, but we wanted to play to win the game because we were at home and wanted to be exciting," Collins told the club media. "That’s what made for such an open game. Had we sat back, I don’t think that’s a game we could play at home, it just so happened that our opponents were also going to attack. It certainly made for an exciting game for the neutral at times. We would have liked a little more structure but ultimately, we had chances to win it."

Along similar lines, Reading boss Ruben Selles was left a little dejected with only a point after his side missed multiple opportunities to walk away with more than just the point they did.

"I don’t consider it a very good point; I think we deserved the three points, the Spaniard commented. "They were a very good team in front of us and we did a lot of things well. We had chances to go and win the game and we didn’t take our chances to do it."