Barnsley have a real selection crisis ahead of a crucial match with Derby County. Both Tom Kennedy and Stephen Dawson are suspended after being shown red cards in the 6-0 thumping by Charlton on Saturday. Dawson misses tomorrow plus the matches with Nottingham Forest and Hull.
Stephen Foster is out for the rest of the season after tearing his calf at the weekend whilst this game comes too soon for Kelvin Etuhu, Rory Delap, Rob Edwards and Jim McNulty. Martin Cranie is ready to start however after a hamstring injury.
Last time out - Barnsley Team:
Head To Head
Last Six Barnsley v Derby results:
6/11/12 Derby 2-0 Barnsley (Championship)
31/1/12 Barnsley 3-2 Derby (Championship)
27/9/11 Derby 1-1 Barnsley (Championship)
5/3/11 Derby 0-0 Barnsley (Championship)
18/9/10 Barnsley 1-1 Derby (Championship)
10/4/10 Barnsley 0-0 Derby (Championship)
Barnsley Wins: 18
Derby Wins: 25
Barnsley Goals: 64
Derby Goals: 80
Barnsley Wins: 13
Derby Wins: 9
Barnsley Goals: 42
Derby Goals: 28
First Met In League: Saturday 14th September 1907. – Barnsley 2-4 Derby
Biggest Win: Barnsley 5-0 Derby Saturday 23rd September 1922.
Biggest Defeat: Derby 7-0 Barnsley Wednesday 2nd September 1914.
Last Home Win: Barnsley (Matty Done, Andy Gray, Scott Wiseman) 3-2 Derby (Jamie Ward, Tom Carroll) Tuesday 31st January 2012.
Last Away Win: Derby (Rob Hulse, Shaun Barker) 2-3 Barnsley (Adam Hammill, Andy Gray, Anderson De Silva) Tuesday 15th September 2009.
Last Home Draw: Barnsley (Adam Hammill) 1-1 Derby (Dean Leacock) Saturday 18th September 2010.
Last Away Draw: Derby (Steve Davies) 1-1 Barnsley (Jacob Butterfield) Tuesday 27th September 2011.
Last Home Defeat: Barnsley (Sam Togwell) 1-2 Derby (Davie Jones, Matt Oakley) Saturday 31st March 2007.
Last Away Defeat: Derby (James O’Connor, Nathan Tyson) 2-0 Barnsley Tuesday 6th November 2012.
Last Home Meeting:
Tuesday 31st January 2012.
Barnsley (Matty Done, Andy Gray, Scott Wiseman) 3-2 Derby (Jamie Ward, Tom Carroll). ATT: 10,149.
Luke Steele, Rob Edwards, Stephen Foster, Scott Wiseman (Bobby Hassell 87), Jim McNulty, Matty Done, David Perkins, Korey Smith (Reuben Noble-Lazarus 77), Michael Tonge (Nathan Doyle 66), Craig Davies, Andy Gray.
Unused Subs: David Preece, Chris Dagnall.
Derby: Frank Fielding, John Brayford, Gareth Roberts, Shaun Barker, Jason Shackell, Craig Bryson, Jamie Ward, Tom Carroll, Jeff Hendrick, Ryan Noble (Nathan Tyson 58), Callum Ball.
Unused Subs: Adam Legzdins, Jake Buxton, James Bailey, Ben Davies.
Still at respective clubs:
Barnsley: 10- 1 out on loan.
Derby: 13- 3 out on loan.
Last six 2012-2013 results:
13/4/13 Barnsley 0–6 Charlton (Championship)
9/4/13 Cardiff 1-1 Barnsley (Championship)
6/4/13 Crystal Palace 0-0 Barnsley (Championship)
1/4/13 Barnsley 2–0 Leicester (Championship)
30/3/13 Sheffield Wednesday 2–1 Barnsley (Championship)
16/3/13 Barnsley 1-0 Watford (Championship)
W: 2 D: 2 L: 2 F: 5 A: 9 GD: -4 Points: 8
13/4/13 Blackburn 2–0 Derby (Championship)
6/4/13 Derby 0-1 Ipswich (Championship)
1/4/13 Leeds 1-2 Derby (Championship)
29/3/13 Derby 3-0 Bristol City (Championship)
16/3/13 Derby 2-1 Leicester (Championship)
9/3/13 Birmingham 3-1 Derby (Championship)
W: 3 D: 0 L: 3 F: 8 A: 8 GD: 0 Points: 9
Barnsley are unbeaten in their last four home meetings with Derby and have lost just one of the last eight.
The Rams are searching for their first double over The Reds since the 2006-2007 season. Their 2-0 victory at Pride Park back in November was their first win over The Reds in nine meetings.
On each of the last three occasions that The Reds have kept clean sheets against Derby – in 2011, 2010 and 2009, the games ended goalless.
A win for Derby would be their 10th ever at Oakwell.
Derby come into this game looking to avoid a third straight league defeat for the first time this season. Prior to their back-to-back defeats to Ipswich and Blackburn, Nigel Clough’s side had won three in a row. They are Derby’s only three victories in their last 13 outings.
The Rams have also failed to score in their last two matches. They last went three matches without a goal in February 2012.
Derby have managed to score 59 Championship goals this season. Outside the division’s top eight, only Peterborough have scored more.
They have also scored nine goals more than they managed in the entire 2011-2012 campaign but they are six points down on their tally at this stage last season.
Derby have won just one of their last 10 away matches, but that came in Yorkshire, 2-1 at Leeds on the 1st April.
They have lost 12 matches on the road this season; only Middlesbrough (14) and Bristol City (15) have lost more. The four victories they have managed away from Pride Park is the second lowest. Leeds, Blackburn and Bristol City have three.
Barnsley are looking to bounce back after suffering their heaviest ever Football League home defeat on Saturday.
It was only The Reds second home defeat under David Flitcroft and the last time they lost two home games on the spin was in the final two games of Keith Hill’s reign when they were defeated by Birmingham and Blackburn.
Victory tomorrow would be Barnsley’s ninth home league win of the season, equalling last season’s total. Defeat would be their 10th in front of their own supporters this campaign, which would equal their 2011-2012 total.
After winning three in four at the end of March/ start of April, they have now won just one of the last five.
The last time Barnsley were relegated from this division, in 2002, they also occupied the final relegation spot after 42 games, but they are seven points better off now than they were 11 years ago.
On This Day:
Played: 22 Won: 5 Drawn: 9 Lost: 8 Scored: 20 Conceded: 32.
Last match on the 16th April: 2011. Middlesbrough 1-1 Barnsley (Harewood). ATT: 16,107.
Last win: 1994
Last draw: 2011
Last defeat: 2001
STAT! Barnsley have drawn their last two matches on this date and won none of the last four.
Played: 23 Won: 9 Drawn: 4 Lost: 10 Scored 45 Conceded 41.
Last match on the 16th April: 2003. Derby (Kinkladze) 1-2 Millwall. ATT: 21,014.
Last win: 2001
Last draw: 1983
Last defeat: 2003
STAT! – Derby have lost five of their last eight matches on this date, but have won two of the last three.
JOINT STAT! – Barnsley and Derby have met once before on the 16th April. Back in 1983 they shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at the Rams old Baseball Ground. That result left Barnsley in eighth place in the old Second Division, and Derby 15th. Barnsley finished the season in 10th, Derby 13th.
Tuesday 16th April 2013:
Blackburn v Huddersfield
Bristol City v Birmingham
Cardiff v Charlton
Ipswich v Crystal Palace
Leeds v Burnley
Leicester v Bolton
Middlesbrough v Nottingham Forest
Millwall v Watford
Peterborough v Brighton
Wolves v Hull
Blackpool v Sheffield Wednesday