Npower Championship Matchday Six: Blackburn Rovers v Barnsley
Luke Steele, Matty Done and David Perkins all come back into contention after returning from injury at the weekend to be named on the bench.
Reds boss Keith Hill though could stick with the same 11 who started the 1-1 draw with Blackpool.
Bobby Hassell serves the second match of a three game suspension whilst Jim McNulty, Jim O'Brien, Toni Silva and Mido remain injured.
Last time out - Barnsley Team:
Head To Head
Last Six Blackburn v Barnsley Results:
16/1/02 Blackburn 3-1 Barnsley (FA Cup)
5/1/02 Barnsley 1-1 Blackburn (FA Cup)
3/2/01 Blackburn 0-0 Barnsley (Division One)
8/11/00 Barnsley 1-2 Blackburn (Division One)
22/1/00 Barnsley 5-1 Blackburn (Division One)
21/8/99 Blackburn 1-2 Barnsley (Division One)
Blackburn Wins: 11
Barnsley Wins: 27
Blackburn Goals: 64
Barnsley Goals: 98
At Ewood Park:
Blackburn Wins: 17
Barnsley Wins: 6
Blackburn Goals: 62
Barnsley Goals: 31
Last six 2012-2013 results:
15/9/12 Bristol City 3-5 Blackburn (Championship)
1/9/12 Leeds 3-3 Blackburn (Championship)
28/8/12 MK Dons 2-1 Blackburn (League Cup)
25/8/12 Blackburn 2-1 Leicester (Championship)
22/8/12 Blackburn 1-0 Hull (Championship)
18/8/12 Ipswich 1-1 Blackburn (Championship)
W: 3 D: 2 L: 1 F: 13 A: 10 GD: 3 Points: 11
15/9/12 Barnsley 1-1 Blackpool (Championship)
1/9/12 Barnsley 1-0 Bristol City (Championship)
28/8/12 Swansea 3-1 Barnsley (League Cup)
25/8/12 Brighton 5-1 Barnsley (Championship)
21/8/12 Wolves 3-1 Barnsley (Championship)
18/8/12 Barnsley 1–0 Middlesbrough (Championship)
W: 2 D: 1 L: 3 F: 6 A: 12 GD: -6 Points: 7
The first ever meeting between these two sides was in the 1912/13 FA Cup and Blackburn's 3-2 victory at Oakwell meant they had knocked the holders out of the competition. Indeed Blackburn inflicted on Barnsley only their third defeat in 25 matches in the competition at the time spanning three years.
100 seasons later Blackburn are two goals shy of a century against Barnsley.
Along with Nottingham Forest, Blackburn are one of only two sides in the Championship still unbeaten this season.
Rovers have netted eight goals in their last two matches but have conceded six. Indeed Steve Kean's side have kept just one clean sheet in their last eight matches.
Barnsley have two shutouts to their name this campaign but have the worst goal difference outside the relegation zone.
The Reds have scored one goal in each of their league games this season. The last time they scored more than one in a league match was way back in February.
They have though scored in all five league matches this season. The last time they managed this was 2006-2007 when they scored in each of their first eight.
The Reds have though only scored five times this season, only Charlton, Ipswich and Peterborough who occupy three of the bottom four league positions have scored less.
Blackburn on the other hand are the Championship's top scorers with 12 goals. Victory for them tomorrow would give them their best start to a season since 1994- a season that ended with the club as Champions of England.
For the second time in three days, Barnsley are facing the league leaders.
The Reds have an appalling record away from Oakwell, having lost 11 of their last 12 away games.
Rovers meanwhile have won both their league games at Ewood Park this season and three of their last four home matches.
On This Day:
Played: 26, Won 12, Drawn 8, Lost 6, Scored 38, Conceded 31.
Last match on the 18th September: 2010. Blackburn 1 (Samba) -1 Fulham ATT: 23,759.
Last win: 2004
Last draw: 2010
Last defeat: 2005
STAT! - Tuesday's game will be the fourth successive 18th September match they have played at home.
Played: 19, Won: 5, Drawn 5, Lost 9, Scored 28, Conceded 34.
Last match on the 18th September: 2010. Barnsley 1(Hammill) -1 Derby ATT: 12,089.
Last win: 2004
Last draw: 2010
Last defeat: 2001
STAT! - Barnsley have drawn their last two matches on this date and have lost just one of the last eight.
JOINT STAT! - Barnsley and Blackburn have met once before on the 18th September. Back in 1957, Rovers won 2-0 at Oakwell in a Division Two match. That came just nine days after Rovers had triumphed 3-1 at Ewood Park. Blackburn were promoted to the First Division at the end of the season, finishing second, just one point behind Champions West Ham. Barnsley finished 14th.
Tuesday 15th September 2012:
Birmingham v Bolton
Derby v Charlton
Leeds v Hull
Millwall v Cardiff
Peterborough v Bristol City
Watford v Brighton
Blackpool v Middlesbrough
Crystal Palace v Nottingham Forest
Wednesday 16th September 2012:
Ipswich v Wolves
Leicester v Burnley
Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield
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