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HUDDERSFIELD TOWN PREVIEW

20 April 2021

It's a final midweek fixture of the 20/21 season next up for the Reds, as we head up the road into West Yorkshire to take on the Terriers!

This week sees the Reds prepare for battle in two consecutive Yorkshire derbies, with our first clash being the short trip to Huddersfield Town on Wednesday night for a 7.45pm kick-off. 

It serves as a quick opportunity for Barnsley to banish the memories of last weekend, where their six-game winning sequence away from home was halted by Coventry City.

Only a second defeat in 17 league matches; the Reds were flat from the first whistle at St. Andrew's, and rightfully punished by their effervescent hosts who moved clear of relegation trouble with a well-deserved three points.

Head Coach, Valérien Ismaël says he's been disappointed with how his side have started recent games, believing there has been a real lack of intensity and in his pre-match press conference, called for an improved mentality from his players, from the first minute until the last. 

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ISMAËL PRE-TERRIERS

20 April 2021

That defeat in the second city on Sunday afternoon meant Barnsley failed to build on the four-point gap they currently hold over Reading FC in seventh-position. 

But with four games to go, the Reds' ability to make the end-of-season playoffs remains in their own hands, and three points on Wednesday night at the John Smith's Stadium will undoubtedly increase the likelihood of us extending this season into the middle of next month.

In the way are a Terriers outfit who've moved away from the relegation zone in recent weeks, having lost two of their last nine games. 

Huddersfield won last time out, a 2-0 win away from home at Nottingham Forest last Saturday afternoon and they're currently eight points clear of the bottom three. 

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MORRIS PRE-TERRIERS

20 April 2021

However, their home form leaves a lot to be desired, having won just once at the JSS in 2021. 

But at this venue, they definitely have the edge against the Reds. In fact, Barnsley have lost all of their last three trips to Kirklees. The last Reds win at Huddersfield was the League One playoff semi final of 2006. 

The two sides met on Boxing Day at Oakwell in the reverse fixture, with a Michał Helik brace earning Barnsley the local bragging rights for Christmas. 

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WATCH THE REDS ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT

20 April 2021

We'll have live coverage of Wednesday night's fixture on iFollow Barnsley, as Matt Bailey is joined once again by ex-Red Wayne Goodison on commentary duty. 


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