Barnsley aiming to do the double over Town
It is unlikely that Saturday’s clash with the Tykes will carry the same drama as last season, but for both sides there is still plenty to play for.
Last season, a point was enough to keep both teams up in the Championship for another season.
However, this season it is Barnsley in desperate need of the three points as they search for a route out of the bottom three.
Town, on the other hand, sit 13 points above the relegation zone in 14th place, but after last weekend’s disappointing defeat to Sheffield Wednesday will be looking to bounce back.
Paul Curry and Edward Smart
Fourth Official James Adcock
Millwall (H) 1-0 (W)
Wigan (A) 2-0 (L)
Doncaster (A) 2-2 (D)
Ipswich (H) 2-2 (D)
Sheffield Wednesday (A) 1-0 (L)
James Vaughan is out with the calf injury he sustained against Charlton and he will be joined on the sidelines by Joel Lynch, who has a groin problem.
Peter Clarke returned in place of Lynch against Sheffield Wednesday and will again face competition from Murray Wallace for the berth.
Long serving defender Bobby Hassell is the Tykes' only definite absentee.
The former Barnsley midfielder and manager made his return to Oakwell in December 2013.
He took to the helm replacing David Flitcroft with the task of keeping the Tykes in the Championship.
In his first spell in charge of Barnsley Wilson guided them to the top flight of English football, but the task this time around couldn’t contrast more!
Wilson’s job is to keep them in the Championship for another year, but with just two wins in 12 games the task has proven a tough one.
Since last meeting
Liam Lawrence – PAOK – free transfer
Emmanuel Frimpong – Arsenal – signed
Martin Woods – Doncaster – free transfer
Dominic McHale – Man City – free transfer
Peter Ramage – Crystal Palace – loan
Jack Hunt – Crystal Palace – loan
Ryan McLaughlin – Liverpool – loan
Brek Shea – Stoke – loan
Nick Proschwitz – Hull – loan
Marcus Pedersen – Vitesse - loan
Ben Alnwick – Charlton – signed
Scott Wiseman – Preston – free transfer
Chris Dagnall – Leyton Orient – free transfer
David Perkins – Blackpool – signed
Jim McNulty – Bury – free transfer
Jason Scotland – Hamilton – free transfer
Andrai Jones – Alfreton – loan
Sam Patterson – Halifax – loan
Jordan Clark – Hyde – loan
Dennis Knight - released
His pace and power has caused Town problems over the years during his days at Rochdale, Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley.
He netted in this fixture last season and opened the scoring at Oakwell earlier this season. He has scored 11 goals in 25 Championship games this season.
The creative midfielder hasn’t been as prominent as last season, but he has the ability to be a match winner on his day.
The 23 year-old, former Chelsea youngster, scored six times last season and played 41 games as he helped Barnsley stay in the division.
The German’s time in South Yorkshire is proving far more profitable than his time in East Yorkshire. The big striker is on loan from Premier League Hull where he has failed to show the same type of form that saw Steve Bruce splash £2.5m on him.
Since moving to the Tykes he has scored three goals in six starts and could prove pivotal to Barnsley’s hopes of avoiding the drop.
An injury in pre-season hampered the start to Jack Hunt’s career at Premier League Crystal Palace. The right-back moved to London from Town at the start of the season, but is yet to play for the Eagles.
He has joined Barnsley until the end of the season with a view to regaining match fitness ahead of next season. As an attacking outlet Hunt shone at the Terriers; he possess excellent delivery from the right and has pace and skill to trouble defenders.
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