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U23s | PREVIEW: Barnsley Vs Cardiff City

First home game for young Reds

19 August 2019

Barnsley U23s are back in action on Tuesday and looking to pick up their first points of the Professional Development League campaign.

The young Reds fell narrowly short last week, suffering a 2-1 defeat at Coventry City despite playing the better football for large parts of the encounter.

It was an encouraging performance from Martin Devaney’s side, who showed over the course of pre-season that they are capable of producing impressive results.

Cardiff City are the visitors to South Yorkshire and they will be looking to bounce back from last Monday’s 3-1 loss at home to Sheffield United.

Laurence Wootton was on target for the Bluebirds, levelling the scores at the CDF Sports Campus, but goals from Reece York and Jake Young – his second of the game – sealed all three points for Matt Duke’s Blades.

Barnsley met Cardiff at the start of last season with the South Wales outfit triumphing 2-0 on home soil courtesy of second half strikes from Rhys Healey and Ibrahim Meite.

That was the first time City had beaten the Reds since the 2014/15 campaign, with Barnsley winning two and drawing one of the previous three meetings. The 2017/18 fixture proved to be particularly dramatic as Victor Adeboyejo gave our U23s a late lead, before Jason Akiotu scored a 98th minute equaliser on Oakwell.

Prior to that, Barnsley had claimed 2-0 and 1-0 victories in South Wales and will be looking to add to that record when Cardiff visit the Oakwell Training Ground.

You can find out the young Reds fare by attending the game for FREE on Tuesday afternoon, kick-off at 12pm.

Alternatively, you can follow updates from our official Academy Twitter account: @AcademyBFC.

Any supporters wishing to attend this game are politely reminded not to park on Grove Street, but to park in the CK Beckett South Stand car park.

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