Brisbane-born Dougall joined the English side from Dutch outfit Sparta Rotterdam in August.

The midfielder has made a good impression at Oakwell, missing just one of the club's 11 league fixtures so far.

The Tykes sit in sixth in the playoff spots and have only lost one game. Dougall has formed a strong partnership in midfield with Alex Mowatt.

"It’s been great so far," he told FTBL.

"I obviously arrived quite late in the pre-season. The boys have welcomed me into the team and everything’s going well football-wise. I wanted a change [from Holland] and the opportunity for me to come to England – it was always a dream of mine.

"Barnsley were very interested so I accepted the call. I had offers to stay in Holland but I just thought it was time for me to leave. I was there four years. Great place, I liked the football there, it’s a nice country to live.

"It’s different here but it’s been good so far."

The 25-year-old admits understanding the local lingo, the specific South Yorkshire accent, has proved a challenge.

"It's different," he admitted with a laugh.

"Just little things, obviously English is English, but saying dinner for lunch. Lunch should be lunch, not dinner.... but I can handle it."

Dougall has thrived in the helter skelter nature of League One and the physical aspect that comes with the competition.

"It's different to the style in Holland, the crowds are more energetic," the former Brisbane Roar junior said.

"You can say what you want about the crowds there but it creates a good atmosphere. Especially English football, great stadiums. I can't say a bad word about it so far and quite like the style.

"It's always nice to get praise, but like I said before I'm not really that bothered. Fans can like me, they can hate me but if we win games, we win games. That's what it's about."