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PREVIEW: Huddersfield Town Vs Barnsley

The inside track on the Reds' trip to face the Terriers.

25 October 2019

The Reds remain on their travels this weekend but it's one of the shortest journey's of the season as we take on Huddersfield Town in the Yorkshire Derby and we've got it all covered in our preview.

After the midweek point picked up on the road at West Bromwich Albion, the Reds stay away from home this coming Saturday as they head to the John Smith's Stadium for a 3pm kick-off against Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town.

Barnsley were superb for the majority of Tuesday night's 2-2 draw at the Hawthorns against West Bromwich Albion. Leading 2-0 at half time courtesy of Cauley Woodrow's stunning brace, the Reds were eventually pegged back by the league leaders with 10 minutes left of a pulsating Sky Bet Championship clash.

Cam McGeehan

It was Adam Murray's second game in charge of the first team as Caretaker Head Coach and a second point against high-flying opposition within three days. 

This weekend presents a different proposition for Murray and the Reds, with Huddersfield just two points above Barnsley in the relegation zone, albeit coming into the match in fairly decent form having gone five games without defeat.

Ahead of the Yorkshire Derby, both Murray and defender Toby Sibbick spoke with the assembled media at Oakwell to preview the clash and both of their respective pre-match press conference videos are available to iFollow Barnsley subscribers or by clicking the linked videos below.

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As mentioned previously, our hosts on Saturday, the Terriers are enjoying their best run of results in well over 12 months having won two and drawn three of their last five fixtures. 

Led by the recently appointed Danny Cowley who worked wonders with Lincoln City before making the move to West Yorkshire in early September, Town have a number of exciting talents in a squad that was last year playing in the Premier League. 

The likes of Karlan Grant, Leandro Bacuna and Lewis O'Brien have really caught the eye in the Sky Bet Championship and they'll enter this match with three clean sheets from their last four games and with a superior record head-to-head against the Reds. 

Danny Cowley

The Terriers have won 31 times to the Reds' 26 victories over the years in a fixture that has been played out since 1910. 

Town have won both of the last two matches played on home soil, in fact, you've to go back to the third tier playoff semi final of 2006 for Barnsley's last success at the JSS. 

Of course, there was a memorable clash at this level six years ago when a 2-2 draw between the sides saw both clubs survive on the final day of the season, with both sets of supporters coming together in a proud Yorkshire moment that will live long in the memory.


This is our hosts' designated Remembrance fixture as Town look to pay tribute to our service personnel who gave their lives in conflict. 

We have sold around 2,100 tickets for this clash but for those unable to make it to Huddersfield we will have LIVE and uninterrupted commentary from the John Smith's Stadium on iFollow Barnsley from before 3pm with Matt Bailey joined by Reds legend Bobby Hassell on the mic.


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