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PREVIEW: Hull City Vs Barnsley

The inside track on the Reds against the Tigers

25 February 2020

It's Wednesday night action for Barnsley this week as Gerhard Struber takes the Reds 70 miles east to face Hull City - and here's the preview.

Barnsley will be looking to make it three consecutive victories for the first time this season when they take on Hull City at the KC Stadium on Wednesday evening. 

Fresh from Saturday's 1-0 win against Middlesbrough at Oakwell, which itself had backed up the superb 3-0 thrashing of promotion-chasing Fulham a week earlier, Struber's side are obviously in good spirits going into this one. 

Conor Chaplin's 72nd minute winner at the weekend - his 10th league goal of a productive campaign - was enough to decide a contest against a struggling Boro outfit. In horrendous weather, Barnsley dominated throughout and the latest three-point haul saw them cut the gap to 21st (and safety) to five points, as most of our fellow-relegation rivals picked up valuable points also. 

Ahead of the Tigers trip, both Gerhard Struber and his defender Aapo Halme spoke to the press in midweek and subscribers to iFollow Barnsley can watch both of their pre-match press conference interviews by clicking on the linked videos below.

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Hull are in poor form themselves heading into Wednesday night. The Tigers are nine games without win in all competitions, and haven't won on home soil since before Christmas. 

Led by former Reds midfielder Grant McCann, our hosts are currently sat in 17th position of the Sky Bet Championship table, ten points ahead of the Reds but not completely out of the relegation picture with a dozen games remaining. 

They will be without a number of players this Wednesday evening including Mallik Wilks. On-loan from Barnsley, he is unable to play against us which could be a blow for McCann as the forward has already scored three times for his temporary club, including the Tigers' goal in Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Preston North End.

When the two sides met at the end of November it was the kickstart under Struber that's helped breathe new life into the fight for second tier survival. A 3-1 victory thanks to strikes from Alex Mowatt, Mike Bähre and Conor Chaplin. 

This will be the 105th meeting of the two teams and there has been nothing between the clubs in terms of the head-to-head record since the first ever clash back in 1905. There have been 23 draws with both sides holding 40 victories until this season and that Reds win in November which sees them edge ahead.

It was all square the last time we met at the KC Stadium at this level, when back in February of 2018 the Tigers levelled late on for a 1-1 draw after Oli McBurnie had put us in front in the first half.

Tickets are available on the day at the KC Stadium and there is no price increase, cash only and these are to be purchased from the Pitch Side Bar between turnstiles 1 and 5. 

For all information regards tickets for this clash, click HERE

With this being a midweek fixture, iFollow Barnsley will be streaming the game LIVE for both overseas and UK subscribers with a match pass. 

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