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LUTON TOWN PREVIEW

11 September 2020

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With the new league season fast approaching, it's time to take a closer look at our opening fixture against Luton Town.

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We welcome our fellow final-day escape artists from last term, Luton Town to Oakwell this Saturday in the curtain-raising 20/21 Sky Bet Championship opener. 

Victories for ourselves and the Hatters on the night of July 22 ensured both promoted outfits would retain their hard-earned second tier status for at least another year, and both will once again lock horns in what has become a very regular fixture in the football calendar in recent years. 

The Reds will be looking for a better showing against Town this time around, with Saturday's visitors taking four points from six in the two clashes last season. 

However, much has changed for both clubs since they met early in the 2019/20 campaign but it goes without saying that each side is looking to kick on this season, rather than fighting again for their safety on the final day.

Interviews

STRUBER PRE-LUTON TOWN

10 September 2020

iFollow Barnsley subscribers can enjoy the pre-match thoughts of both Michael Sollbauer and the boss, Gerhard Struber.

Click on the linked videos below and see what both had to say about the visit of the Hatters this Saturday.

 

In terms of team news, the Reds are of course without long-term casualty Ben Williams but other than that, it's very much a full squad to select from for Struber. 

It might be a little early for new recruits, Michal Helik and Isaac Christie-Davies who've had limited time on the training ground since their respective arrivals this week. 

The Reds also waved goodbye to Jacob Brown earlier in the week with the striker moving to divisional rivals Stoke City, opening the door for others albeit, the Reds did beat Nottingham Forest last weekend in the Carabao Cup without him. 

There have been five consecutive clean sheets for Barnsley at Oakwell, and thus they could equal a club record with a sixth straight shutout on Saturday. However, there are usually goals when the Hatters are in town so the Reds' rearguard will need to be as solid as ever if they're to equal said record.

Our visitors have been busy in the transfer market themselves this summer, with James Bree - once of this parish - signing permanently after last season's successful loan spell. He was joined by Welsh international Tom Lockyer, full-back Rhys Norrington-Davies and another former BFC academy graduate in Jordan Clark. 

Club News

iFollow FAQs

17 October 2020

You can check out an extensive preview of Luton Town by clicking HERE

Reds Reserved and Reds Reserved+ members should have received their streaming codes for Saturday's clash by now, giving fans the opportunity to watch the full game LIVE over on iFollow Barnsley. 

We have articles HERE and HERE that should help anyone with issues in terms of using the iFollow Barnsley service. 

 


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