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BRISTOL CITY PREVIEW

19 February 2021

It's a trip to the South West for the Reds this weekend as we head to Bristol to take on the managerless Robins.

Straight back to business for Barnsley, such is the nature of this hectic season where games come at you in the blink of an eye. 

With back-to-back wins picked up last week, the Reds have put some real distance between themselves and the dreaded bottom three. 

Some might be looking towards the top six, with the gap to those playoff positions half the size of the one down to Sheffield Wednesday and the drop zone. 

But as Valérien Ismaël keeps repeating - one by one. 

And following the midweek victory over Blackburn Rovers - which saw us jump Tony Mowbray's side in the process - where Carlton Morris and Alex Mowatt struck second half goals, it's a long trip to Ashton Gate this weekend.

Our opponents on Saturday dismissed Dean Holden after their last result, a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of high-flying Reading. 

Tipped for promotion again last summer, having made some intriguing signings to bolster an already exciting squad, it's been a bit hit and miss for the Robins who come into our clash in 14th position.

That's just three points behind the Reds however, in what has become a very congested mid-table. 

Bristol City have lost their last five league fixtures, failing to score in four of them, and will be lead in the interim by coaches Paul Simpson and Keith Downing. 

The two sides played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Oakwell (as ever) earlier in the season, when it was the Reds who had a caretaker coach in the dugout, in Adam Murray. 

But in terms of previous clashes at Ashton Gate, it is far from a happy hunting ground for Barnsley historically speaking. 

In fact, we've to go all the way back to 1993 for our last win down there; goals from Ian Bryson and Neil Redfearn secured us a 2-0 win back then. 

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WATCH REDS AT ROBINS

19 February 2021

The Reds have lost five of the last six visits, drawing in Bristol back in 2015 under Lee Johnson's reign. 

We will have live coverage of the match on iFollow Barnsley as the Reds attempt to put an end to that wretched run of form at Ashton Gate and get ever-closer to that 50-point marker. 


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