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1 March 2021

The games keep on coming, but will the victories? It's a midweek trip to the capital next up for the Reds as we take on Queens Park Rangers.

It's another long-haul midweek trip for Barnsley on Wednesday 3 March as Valérien Ismaël takes his in-form side south to face QPR at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium in a 7pm kick-off. 

Fresh from victory over Millwall at Oakwell over the weekend, the Reds head to West London once again, where this excellent five-game winning run began last month at Brentford. 

Saturday's fifth consecutive win was hard-earned. With Cauley Woodrow's 12th goal of the season quickly cancelled out by Mason Bennett for the Lions, it was left to Michał Helik to come up with the goods in the second half, volleying home in style to secure 15 points from 15 in February. 

It has been an incredible season for Barnsley since the appointment of Ismaël as Head Coach back in October of last year. That win over Millwall was the 15th of the league campaign for the Reds in just the 25th match of the Frenchman's tenure. 

That latest success lifted the Reds into seventh position in the Sky Bet Championship standings, just one place outside the end-of-season playoff spots with a game in-hand over sixth-placed Bournemouth, who Barnsley will visit in just over a week's time

The gaffer has spoken throughout his reign thus far of reaching a points total that should ensure survival in the second tier for a second season running, and with that well-talked-about marker of 50 points now accomplished, new ambitions are on the agenda. 

Valérien believes March is a critical month in terms of establishing just what exactly the Reds can achieve in the remainder of this 20/21 season. With 18 points up for grabs for Barnsley, we will all have a much clearer vision of what lies ahead going into the international break at the month's end. 

But the start of that run of games takes us to Queen Park Rangers, one of the venues that Barnsley have notoriously struggled at over the years. Until last season of course. 

Still under the stewardship of Mark Warburton, the R's are in decent form themselves in 2021 but are still closer to the relegation zone than they are the top six, with their last two fixtures putting a dent in any lingering playoff hopes. 

Beaten late on at the weekend away at struggling Birmingham City, the Hoops will be seeking more home comforts having won all of their last three fixtures at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, which included notable victories over both Brentford and Bournemouth. 

The January additions of Charlie Austin, Sam Field and Stefan Johansen breathed new life into Warburton's squad who no longer rely on the individual quality of Bright Osayi-Samuel who joined Turkish giants Fenerbahce until the end of the season. 

In the reverse fixture at Oakwell - Ismaël's first as Reds boss - it was a very comfortable evening for his new side as Barnsley emerged victorious with a 3-0 win under the lights

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And as we referred to already, the Reds ended that long-term Loftus Road hoodoo when in June of last year they won away at QPR for the first time since 1950. A result that kick-started our great escape. 

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1 March 2021

We will have live coverage of Wednesday night's clash on iFollow Barnsley with commentary provided by our in-house media and communications team. 

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3 March 2021

Barnsley recorded a sixth straight victory in the Sky Bet Championship, seeing off hosts, QPR 3-1 at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

Valérien Ismaël's side created history in West London tonight, beating Queens Park Rangers and for the first time in 134 years, recording sixth consecutive second tier wins in a season. 

First half goals from Daryl Dike and Alex Mowatt had a Charlie Austin strike for the hosts sandwiched in between, before Carlton Morris grabbed another for the Reds after the break. 

It was, however, the hosts who started brightest, going close twice through strike partners Austin and Lyndon Dykes. The former saw a fierce drive clip the bar on its way over whilst the latter prodded wide when one-one-one with Reds stopper Brad Collins. 

The visitors weathered that early storm and soon grabbed the lead when Dike flashed a header beyond the Rangers' 'keeper following a sumptuous Mowatt corner kick. 

Instantly, the R's replied through Austin. A deep cross was lashed towards goal by Lee Wallace and after Collins' save from the full-back fell to Austin, the experienced striker made no mistake with the rebound from close-range. 

But the Reds edged back ahead just before the half-hour mark when the skipper, Mowatt curled home a delightful free-kick to give Barnsley a half-time lead.

HALF-TIME: QPR 1-2 Barnsley

The home side looked lively after the interval but weren't creating anything clear cut, and after Ismaël made a triple substitution, replacing all three forwards in one go, his side responded to put the game to bed. 

It was a Mowatt ball over the top that Morris chased down, before outstripping his defender, giving him space to slot home the ball under the 'keeper for his fourth goal for the club. 

Victor Adeboyejo went close with an excellent hooked volley over his shoulder, whilst the Reds' rearguard repelled incessant home forays. 

Dominik Frieser curled an effort just wide as Barnsley still looked to catch their hosts on the break.

There was little else to report in all honesty as the game became scrappy, the Reds happy with their evening's work and another priceless three points on the road. 

They moved onto 54 points and into the playoff places when the full-time whistle blew.

FULL-TIME: QPR 1-3 Barnsley

Collins, Brittain, Andersen, Helik, Sibbick, Styles (J.Williams), Mowatt, Palmer (Halme), Woodrow (Morris), Chaplin (Adeboyejo), Dike (Frieser).

Unused: Walton, Oduor, Sollbauer, Kane.

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