Facts and stats ahead of FA Cup clash at Oakwell
Barnsley v Burnley
FA Cup third round
Oakwell (kick-off 3pm)
The Clarets launch their FA Cup bid with a quick return to Oakwell to take on manager-less Barnsley.
The two clubs met in south Yorkshire at the end of November when they shared the points from a low-key 1-1 draw.
Charlie Austin headed the Clarets in front early on but Marcus Tudgay’s leveller before the break allowed the Tykes to end a three-game home losing streak.
Barnsley still haven’t won at home since, though, and only one victory in their last 15 games sees them stuck at the foot of the Championship.
That run also cost Keith Hill his job after Blackburn won at Oakwell on 29 December.
Assistant David Flitcroft has taken over the reins on a temporary basis as caretaker-boss and the former Rochdale man has recruited ex-Burnley midfielder and Fleetwood Town manager Micky Mellon and former Hartlepool manager Martin Scott to help him.
Flitcroft started with a 2-1 defeat at Peterborough on New Year’s Day and will be chasing the morale-booster of an FA Cup success to potentially revive Barnsley’s season.
But the Clarets will also be hoping for a decent run after going out to Norwich City at the third-round stage last season.
And Sean Dyche’s men go into the third-round tie in decent shape with two wins from their last three games and only two defeats in nine matches.
The Clarets’ New Year’s Day success at Sheffield Wednesday was particularly impressive and despite carrying a number of injuries they will optimistic about their prospects of being in Sunday’s fourth-round draw.
Last ten matches
Barnsley key man
Goalkeeper Luke Steele boasts an impressive FA Cup pedigree with Barnsley after helping the Tykes reach the 2008 semi-finals during a loan spell of West Bromwich Albion.
That then became a permanent move and the 28-year-old, who also spent time at Manchester United, has since started over 150 games for the club.
After missing the end of last season and the start of the current campaign with injury, Steele returned to action in November and is now just one game away from making 200 career League appearances.
Last time out
Sheffield Wednesday 0 Burnley 2 (Treacy 63, Wallace 76 pen)
Sheff Wed: C Kirkland, A Gardner, L Buxton, M Llera, J Mattock, J Helan, D Prutton (J Johnson 72), K Lee, M Antonio, R McCabe, M Sidibe (C O’Grady 59). Subs: M Taylor, P Corry, D Jones, G Madine, S Bywater.
Burnley: L Grant, J Shackell, M Duff, K Trippier, D Lafferty, R Wallace, C McCann (D Edgar 61), B Stock (M Bartley 89), M Paterson (K Treacy 41), S Vokes, D Ings. Subs: C Stewart, L O’Neill, K Long, B Jensen.
Peterborough 2 (Bostwick 28, Rowe 87) Barnsley 1 (Harewood 79)
Peterborough: R Olejnik, G Zakuani, M Little, M Bostwick, S Brisley (N Knight-Percival, 89), T Rowe, K Ferdinand, J Newell (D Swanson 75), D Gayle, L Tomlin (D Kearns 89), G Boyd. Subs: J Gordon-Hutton, C Alcock, G McCann, J Day.
Barnsley: L Steele, T Kennedy, M Cranie, S Golbourne, J McNulty, J Stones, S Dawson, J O’Brien (R Noble-Lazarus 85), D Perkins, C Dagnall, C Davies (M Harewood 67). Subs: M Done, S Foster, T Cywka, J Greening, B Alnwick.
Last meeting at Oakwell
Barnsley 1 (Tudgay 37) Burnley 1 (Austin 5)
Barnsley: L Steele, S Foster, M Cranie, S Golbourne, J McNulty, A Buzsaky, J Greening, J Mellis (J O’Brien 81), M Tudgay, C Davies (E Sinclair 79), R Noble-Lazarus. Subs: S Dawson, S Wiseman, T Cywka, J Stones, B Alnwick.
Burnley: L Grant, J Shackell, M Duff , B Mee, K Trippier, R Wallace (S Vokes 83), C McCann, M Bartley (D Ings 46), B Stock (D Edgar 81), M Paterson, C Austin. Subs: D Lafferty, J Stanislas, C Stewart, B Jensen.
Burnley: The Clarets have a number of potential injury headaches. Charlie Austin and Ben Mee are definitely out and there are doubts over Martin Paterson and Chris McCann. Dean Marney and Junior Stanislas could return.
New signing Dane Richards has received international clearance and could be added to the squad.
Barnsley: Top scorer Craig Davies may not play for Barnsley as he looks to finalise a move to Bolton. Striker Marcus Tudgay is also out with a shoulder injury.
Stat of the day
The two clubs have only met once before in the FA Cup with Burnley winning 2-0 at Turf Moor in February, 1911.
Sean Dyche: “I still consider the FA Cup an important part of the fabric of English football and I think so many do. We want to progress.”
Referee: Paul Tierney
FA Cup fixtures (kick-off 3pm unless stated)
Brighton v Newcastle 12.30
Aldershot v Rotherham
Aston Villa v Ipswich
Barnsley v Burnley
Blackburn v Bristol City
Bolton v Sunderland
Charlton v Huddersfield
Crawley v Reading
Crystal Palace v Stoke
Derby v Tranmere
Fulham v Blackpool
Hull v Leyton Orient
Leeds United v Birmingham
Leicester v Burton Albion
Luton v Wolves
Macclesfield v Cardiff
Man City v Watford
Middlesbrough v Hastings Utd
Millwall v Preston
Nottm Forest v Oldham
Oxford Utd v Sheff Utd
Peterborough v Norwich
QPR v West Brom
Sheff Wed v MK Dons
Southampton v Chelsea
Southend v Brentford
Tottenham v Coventry
Wigan v Bournemouth
West Ham v Man Utd (5.15)
Swansea v Arsenal (1.30)
Mansfield v Liverpool (4.00)
Cheltenham v Everton (7:45)