All you need to know ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup game
- Huddersfield Town vs Barnsley preview
- Tickets still available for the 3pm kick-off
- Listen on iFollow HTAFC
Huddersfield Town turn their attention back to the Emirates FA Cup when they take on local rivals Barnsley in their Fourth Round tie at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday 5 February; 3pm kick-off.
Saturday will be the fifth FA Cup meeting between the two sides. The last game came in 1977, where Barnsley won 1-0.
Barnsley made it to the Fifth Round last season before being knocked following a 1-0 loss to Chelsea.
Barnsley currently occupy the bottom spot of the Championship table, with 14 points.
Having beaten Derby County 2-1 at Oakwell in November 2021, they have failed to win a league game since, registering three draws and eight losses.
Outside of the Championship, they did win their Emirates FA Cup Third Round tie against Barrow in January 2022.
After beating Norwich in the Fourth Round Cup tie last season, Poya Asbaghi's side will be looking to knock Town out in order to progress once more.
ONES TO WATCH
Styles arrived at Barnsley ahead of the 2018/19 season from Bury FC, where he returned on loan for the beginning of the season. After returning to Oakwell in January 2019, the midfielder has worked hard to earn himself a place in the starting XI. The 21-year-old has made over 70 appearances for the Tykes and scored six goals so far. This season alone has seen the youngster play 25 games, bagging one goal and an assist in the process.
The 23-year-old arrived at Oakwell in 2016, having left Manchester City’s Academy. Following a loan spell at Darlington, the midfielder made his Barnsley debut in June 2020 in a 1-0 win against QPR. Comfortable in various midfield positions, Palmer’s versatility makes him a key player for the Tykes. So far this season, Palmer has contributed an assist in 23 appearances.
After joining the Club at the end of 2017, the striker fired in 18 goals for Barnsley’s Under-23s during the 2017/18 season. This then allowed Adeboyejo to force his way into the First Team the following season, scoring on his debut against Oxford United. The current campaign has seen the 24-year-old has made 20 appearances and has scored three goals for the Reds. Although he’s missed Barnsley’s previous two games due to a knock, it is hoped he can return on Saturday.
FA CUP FORMAT
The FA have announced that there will be no replays in any FA Cup tie from the Third Round onwards.
The tie between Town and Barnsley will therefore go into extra-time and penalties should the score be level after 90 minutes.
Each team will be able to name nine substitutes on the bench, with five of those players allowed onto the pitch across the 90 minutes in three opportunities – four including half time.
If the game goes to extra-time, any of the remaining five substitutes can be used in one extra opportunity.
VAR will NOT be in operation for the game.
Town will be in our famous blue and white stripes for Saturday’s Cup-tie.
HOW TO WATCH
Tickets for our Emirates FA Cup home fixture are on sale online now – CLICK HERE – and are available to purchase from the Ticket Office.
Adults - £10
Concessions - £5
Disabled supporters and wheelchair users should pay their relevant price class, with a companion ticket free of charge.
You can book parking in Town’s Gasworks Street car park for home match days, priced at just £5 per car.
If you are unable to attend Saturday’s game, Town supporters can listen to the game via iFollow HTAFC.
Live audio commentary will be available for the game when you purchase either a Monthly Pass or Audio Match Pass. You can purchase a UK Season Pass for £45, Monthly Pass for £4.49 or an Audio Match Pass for £2,50.