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PREVIEW: Barnsley Vs Derby County

The inside track on the Reds against the Rams

1 October 2019

It's Wednesday night under the Oakwell lights as Barnsley welcome Derby in the Sky Bet Championship - here's the preview!

It's a quick turnaround this week as Oakwell plays host to its second Sky Bet Championship game in four days as Daniel Stendel's side welcome Phillip Cocu's Derby County on Wednesday night for a 7.45pm kick-off. 

Sunday's latest league defeat ended a miserably pointless September for the Reds. The opening day victory against Fulham seems a long time ago now, and despite taking the lead against Brentford at the weekend, Barnsley were well beaten in the second half with the Bees leaving Grove Street with a 3-1 victory and all three points to leave the Reds in the relegation zone.


Ahead of the midweek Rams clash, both Chris Stern and Mads Andersen faced the press to preview the match whilst looking back at Sunday's defeat.

Their pre-match press conference videos can be seen in full on iFollow Barnsley or by clicking on the linked videos below.

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In terms of our opponents, Derby come into this fixture off the back of a much-needed win against Birmingham City at the weekend. 

Their 3-2 victory at Pride Park was their first since the opening weekend of the season.


Led by former Dutch international legend Phillip Cocu, the Rams have been inspired of late by the return of striker Chris Martin who has bagged two goals in two games since re-entering the first team fold. 

The Rams will be without all of Richard Keogh, Craig Forsyth, Ikechi Anya, George Evans and Andre Wisdom due to injuries and there are doubts over both Mason Bennett and Tom Lawrence's availability after last week's arrests for drink driving. 

This isn't a fixture that Barnsley have fared well in historically speaking. 


Our first ever meeting back in 1897 saw the Reds hammered 8-1 in an FA Cup tie and in the years since then, the Derbyshire club have edged us head-to-head (33 wins to 20). 

You only need to go back to September of 2017 for our last victory over Derby at Oakwell - a 3-2 win in the League Cup courtesy of a late Adam Hammill strike. 

Wednesday evening's game is a Category C fixture and so it's £23 for adults and children can get a ticket for as little as £5. Please note that all prices increase by £2 on the day of the match. 

If you can't make it to Oakwell for the game, iFollow Barnsley will be streaming the game LIVE for both international and UK subscribers, so be sure to pick up a match pass. 


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