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PREVIEW: Sunderland Vs Barnsley

27 November 2018

Match Previews

PREVIEW: Sunderland Vs Barnsley

27 November 2018

The Reds head north on Tuesday night to take on high-flying Sunderland in a top of the table clash.

After fighting back for a valuable point in a tough South Yorkshire derby at the weekend with Doncaster Rovers, Daniel Stendel's side now face the prospect of title favourites Sunderland on their own patch. 

Cauley Woodrow's equaliser at Oakwell on Saturday extended the Reds' unbeaten run to seven games in all competitions, but Tuesday night's hosts, the Black Cats haven't lost in their last 13 fixtures. 

Woodrow equalises

It's 3rd (the Reds) against 2nd in Sky Bet League One, with just two points separating the sides heading into this fixture.

Sunderland came from behind in dramatic circumstances at the weekend, grabbing a point away at Walsall despite being reduced to 10 men. 

In their last home fixture, they again had to come from behind to rescue a point against Wycombe Wanderers in a 1-1 draw.


Veteran wide-man Aiden McGeady is into his second season on Wearside. The former Preston and Celtic winger has proven a thorn in the Reds side in previous meetings down the years, and he has four goals from midfield in his last five games for the Black Cats.

In terms of the Reds and team selection, Stendel has Zeki Fryers back from suspension but he won't have the services of either Ryan Hedges (broken toe) or Lloyd Isgrove (illness). 

Assistant Head Coach, Andreas Winkler and last weekend's man of the match against Doncaster, Ethan Pinnock both faced the press on Monday morning where they looked ahead to Tuesday night's big match. You can watch their pre-match press conference videos in full over on iFollow Barnsley.

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In the opposition dugout on Tuesday will be Jack Ross. The 42-year-old Scotsman was appointed on Wearside this summer having been ultra-successful with St Mirren in his homeland, guiding the Buddies back to the Scottish Premier League and being named Manager of the Year by the PFA. 

Jack Ross

A former central defender in his playing days, spent largely in Scotland barring a season with Hartlepool United in 2004, it's Ross' coaching career that has brought him to the attention of the masses, and with Sunderland riding high in Sky Bet League One, losing just once all season, the Falkirk native has easily made the transition into English coaching. 

If you are unable to make it to the Stadium of Light on Tuesday night, iFollow Barnsley has full match coverage, both audio commentary and live match streaming for UK and overseas supporters. 

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