Match Preview | Barnsley v Wanderers


It’s 3rd v 4th in Sky Bet League One as Wanderers make the trip to Oakwell to take on Barnsley on Tuesday night.

Ian Evatt’s men visit Yorkshire buoyed by three points and a clean sheet last time out and remain in close pursuit in the promotion race.

Manager quotes

Ian Evatt: "Our best performances are when we have had time on the grass, we get players back from injury and get players fully up to speed and I think the last seven games will be extremely exciting.

“But for now we've got to focus on these next four games and certainly our focus is going to be on Barnsley. It is a cracking game. There aren't many secrets left between the two teams. I think they know a lot about us and we know a lot about them and who plays well on the night will win.

“It's down to execution and we have to perform in the manner that we have done in the last two games and, obviously, take more chances. The game will probably be a lot quicker than it was on Saturday but we're ready for it and that's all I can say. There are 11 big games to go and this is the first one of those."

Ian Evatt

Barnsley Manager Neill Collins: "I expect a great game. I expect a really tough Bolton side who I think are as good as anyone in the league.

"I have really been impressed watching them. The game at Bolton was an excellent League One game. I expect more of the same tomorrow night. It will be a really tough affair, obviously, there is a lot at stake. A lot to look forward to."

Team News

Wanderers face no new injury concerns following Saturday's win.

Randell Williams made his comeback from the treatment table with a 10 minute cameo on Saturday which was a welcome sight.

Nathan Baxter and Dion Charles remain sidelined with their respective knocks.

In positive news, Ian Evatt is hopeful of seeing further progression from George Johnston and Dan Nlundulu who should have made a significant upturn in their recovery by the time the next international break is over.

Form Guide

The Tykes come into this one as one of the most inform teams in the division with four wins and a draw in their last five. Neil Collins’ side came out on the right side of a six-goal thriller away at Wycombe Wanderers, setting them up nicely for the visit of Wanderers.

Barnsley currently sit in 4th position in the table, three points behind Wanderers with a game in hand.

The Whites got back to winning ways on Saturday with a 2-0 win over Cambridge United. George Thomason put Wanderers into the lead before Aaron Collins got his first goal for the club to seal the three points.

In the reverse fixture, the points were shared at the Toughsheet Community Stadium as Zac Ashworth’s thunderbolt of a header cancelled out an early Devante Cole goal.


Supporter Information:

We ask supporters to please note that we have received the following information from authorities in South Yorkshire ahead of this evening's game:

As things stand there are no pubs open in Barnsley town centre that will be accepting away fans today (5th March). All pubs that are open will have door staff checking matchday tickets and/or asking for IDs with proof of residence at a local address.


Referee: James Bell

Assistant Referees: Ian Cooper and Matthew Jones

Fourth Official: Marc Edwards


Tuesday, 7:45pm.


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