Norway international Pedersen scored his second goal since his summer arrival on loan from Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem in Saturday's 1-1 draw with local rivals Sheffield Wednesday.
The point kept Barnsley off the bottom of the Championship table following eight defeats in their first 13 matches.
"It was nice to score a goal in a derby," said Pedersen, who has only recently returned from a foot injury.
"It's always fun to play in a derby. Of course you want to get three points, you can see it's a classic derby with plenty of duels.
"Hopefully we can get some confidence from this game.
"We should win at home but still, it was a fair result, I think.
"We can go to Ipswich with a bit more confidence.
"I feel I'm getting 100 per cent back, but I need to improve my fitness and we are getting better and better."