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Big Preview: Barnsley v Burnley

8 April 2014

Barnsley v Burnley
Oakwell Stadium
8/4/13 (Kick-off 19:45)


Burnley will look to further cement their place in second spot of the Championship as they take on strugglers Barnsley at Oakwell.

The Clarets are unbeaten in their last eight away fixtures in the league and will be looking to carry on that record in Tuesday night’s fixture in South Yorkshire.

Opponents Barnsley, despite their precarious league position have enjoyed some promising results of late. The Tykes have won two of their last three games, which may prove vital as they battle to stay in the division.

Last Five Matches:

Barnsley Star Man: Chris O’Grady
Striker O'Grady, signed a two-year contract in the summer of 2013, joining the Tykes in a six-figure deal from neighbours Sheffield Wednesday.
The 27-year-old had spent a successful loan spell at Oakwell from January 2013, proving a handful for many Championship back lines.
The Player has continued in the same vein this campaign scoring 13 goals to give the Reds a fighting chance of survival.

Last Time Out:

Watford 1-1 Burnley

Burnley: Heaton, Baird, Duff, Shackell, Mee, Kightly, Edgar, Jones (Stock 76), Treacy (Wallace 63), Arfield, Barnes.
Subs not used: Cisak, Long, Lafferty, Hewitt, Gilchrist.

Watford: Almunia, Angella, Cassetti, Ekstrand, Anya, Battocchio (Abdi 43), Tözsér, McGugan (Riera 87), Pudil, Deeney, Ranégie (Faraoni 76).
Subs not used: Bond, Hoban, Diakité, Murray.

Attendance: 16,182

Barnsley 0-0 Brighton

Barnsley: Steele, Kennedy, Nyatanga, Etuhu, M'voto, Lawrence, Cywka (Hunt 78), Dawson, Jennings, O'Grady, McLaughlin (Proschwitz 65).
Subs not used: Turner, McCourt, Hassell, Woods, Frimpong.

Brighton: Kuszczak, Calderon, Greer, Upson, Ward, Andrews, Stephens, Rodriguez (Lualua 63), March, Ulloa, Lingard (Mackail-Smith 78).
Subs not used: Brezovan, Forster-Caskey, Lopez, Dunk, Chicksen.

Attendance: 10,195

Last League Meeting at Oakwell:

Barnsley 1 (Tudgay, 37)
Burnley 1 (Austin, 5)

Barnsley: Steele, Cranie, Golbourne, Foster, McNulty, Greening, Tudgay, Buzsaki, Mellis (O’Brien 82), Lazarus, Davies (Sinclair 80).
Subs not used: Stone, Wiseman, Cywka, Dawson, Alnwick.

Burnley:  Grant, Trippier, Mee, Duff, Shackell, Stock (Edgar 82), McCann, Bartley (Ings ht), Austin, Paterson, Wallace (Vokes 84).
Subs not used: Lafferty, Stewart, Stanislas, Jensen.

Team News:

Burnley: Recent absentees Danny Ings (Ankle), Kieran Trippier (Hamstring) and Dean Marney (Suspension) are all back in contention for the trip to Oakwell.

David Jones has also been passed fit, after being substituted at the weekend through illness.


Stat of the Day: Whilst at Manchester City, Clarets full-back Kieran Trippier enjoyed two loan spells at Barnsley. The player made 46 appearances for the Tykes during his time at Oakwell.

They Say:

Sean Dyche: “I think we’ve had our challenges recently, particularly in the last couple of weeks with people being out at different times.

“But we’ve come through it very well, showing fantastic signs of the squad’s mentality and the belief they have.”

Chris Hutchings (Barnsley Assistant Manager): "Sean's (Dyche) has done a fantastic job. He's had two strikers that have scored 20 goals each and if you have that you'll be in the top six at least.

"We're more concerned about what we do and how we address things. We'll see what we   can impose on them.”

Championship Fixtures (kick-off 19:45 unless stated)
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Blackburn v QPR
Bournemouth v Reading
Charlton v Yeovil
Doncaster v Bolton
Huddersfield v Ipswich
Leicester v Brighton
Middlesbrough v Birmingham
Nottm Forest v Sheff Wed
Watford v Leeds
Wigan v Millwall
Blackpool v Derby (20:00)   

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