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Npower Championship Matchday Thirty Six: Barnsley v Brighton
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Stephen Dawson could be involved after recovering from the ankle ligament damage that has sidelined him for 10 league and cup matches.
The squad have only been able to train indoors due to the poor weather but apart from Scott Golbourne and Jimmy McNulty, Reds boss David Flitcroft has a fully fit squad to choose from.
Despite looking for a loan signing there will be no new incomings before tomorrow night’s game.
Last time out - Barnsley Team:
Last Six Barnsley v Brighton results:
25/8/12 Brighton 5-1 Barnsley (Championship)
28/4/12 Barnsley 0-0 Brighton (Championship)
6/11/11 Brighton 2-0 Barnsley (Championship)
24/1/04 Brighton 1-0 Barnsley (Division Two)
23/8/03 Barnsley 1-0 Brighton (Division Two)
11/1/92 Brighton 3-1 Barnsley (Division One)
Barnsley Wins: 12
Brighton Wins: 13
Barnsley Goals: 34
Brighton Goals: 39
Barnsley Wins: 9
Brighton Wins: 4
Barnsley Goals: 24
Brighton Goals: 14
Last six 2012-2013 results:
9/3/13 Man City 5–0 Barnsley (FA Cup)
5/3/13 Burnley 1–1 Barnsley (Championship)
2/3/13 Barnsley 2-3 Bolton (Championship)
23/2/13 Bristol City 5–3 Barnsley (Championship)
19/2/13 Barnsley 2-1 Wolves (Championship)
16/2/13 MK Dons 1–3 Barnsley (FA Cup)
W: 2 D: 1 L: 3 F: 11 A: 16 GD: -5 Points: 4* (one victory in FA Cup)
9/3/13 Bolton 1–0 Brighton (Championship)
5/3/13 Bristol City 0-0 Brighton (Championship)
2/3/13 Brighton 4-1 Huddersfield (Championship)
23/2/13 Brighton 1-0 Burnley (Championship)
19/2/13 Cardiff 0-2 Brighton (Championship)
12/2/13 Brighton 1-1 Blackburn (Championship)
W: 3 D: 2 L: 1 F: 8 A: 3 GD: +5 Points: 11
Barnsley have scored just one goal in the last four meetings with Brighton and have won just one of the last eight.
Barnsley are though looking to tie up the head to head meetings at 13 wins apiece and there have been nine victories for both sides when they are at home.
The Reds have not beaten the Seagulls in the last four meetings with the last victory coming way back in August 2003 when Kevin Betsy sealed a 1-0 win.
Brighton hammered Barnsley 5-1 when the two sides met at the Amex in August of last year. A win for the visitors would give them their first double over Barnsley since the 1991-1992 season.
Gus Poyet’s side are also chasing their first victory at Oakwell since that campaign having lost 1-0 and drew 0-0 in the two visits since. They have won here just four times and just one of the last 10.
Brighton have dropped out of the Championship play-off places after two games without a victory. This followed a run of three straight victories and only Watford have collected more points than them in 2013.
It is draws that have held the Seagulls back this season. They have lost only eight Championship games, the joint least along with Cardiff and Crystal Palace but have drawn 14, the most in the division.
They have won just one of their last six away matches but their total of five away defeats is the joint best in the Championship.
Brighton have also conceded just 21 times away from the Amex Stadium, only Leicester (15) have conceded less away goals.
Barnsley will make history tomorrow night by becoming the first team to play 3,000 matches in the second tier of English football. They have won 1,028, drawn 747 and lost 1,224 of the 2,999 they have played so far.
With Barnsley being engaged with the FA Cup last weekend, other results dropped them to the foot of the Championship table but they are searching for their fifth win in six home games.
They have though lost eight times at Oakwell this season, only Sheffield Wednesday and Peterborough have more home defeats and their tally of 18 home goals is the lowest in the division.
The Reds are on the division’s current longest scoring run of 13 successive games. They had netted in 15 successive games in all competitions before Saturday’s 5-0 defeat at Manchester City.
They do run a pretty tight ship in front of their own supporters with the 23 home goals they have conceded, easily the best amongst the bottom four sides.
The Reds are though looking for their first clean sheet in nine matches.
On This Day:
Played: 17 Won: 5 Drawn: 8 Lost: 4 Scored: 14 Conceded: 13.
Last match on the 12th March: 2005. Bristol City 0-0 Barnsley. ATT: 9,321..
Last win: 1994
Last draw: 2005
Last defeat: 1983
STAT! Barnsley have an inconsistent record on this date and have won one, drawn two and lost one of the last four matches.
Played: 17 Won: 8 Drawn: 3 Lost: 6 Scored 24 Conceded 21.
Last match on the 12th March: 2011. Brighton 2-0 Tranmere (Wood, Murray) ATT: 7,461.
Last win: 2011
Last draw: 194
Last defeat: 2005
STAT! – Brighton are also inconsistent on this date and have won two and lost two of the last four.
Monday 11th March 2013:
Burnley v Hull
Tuesday 12th March 2013:
Cardiff v Leicester
Leeds v Peterborough
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