Rodriguez superbly teed up Barnes for the equaliser which secured a 1-1 draw against Fulham.
“We had to react quickly," said Barnes, who struck three minutes after Ola Aina had turned in a Fulham corner early in the second half.
“The credit goes to Jay. He did all the work on the wing. I was just lucky enough to be in the right position.
“It probably wasn't the best of touches, but they all count and it hit the back of the net and that's the main thing.
“To see it hit the back of the net was nice."
He continued: “The main thing is we didn't lose and we've got another point on the board.
“We've got another huge game at the weekend (against West Bromwich Albion) and if we can get the three points it will be a fantastic week.
“If we can just keep picking up these points and get something at the weekend hopefully it get us up the table a bit more."
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