Npower Championship Matchday Twenty-Nine: Barnsley v Millwall
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Jason Scotland has arrived on a free transfer but is not eligible for this so Reds boss David Flitcroft is set to stick with Marlon Harewood and Chris Dagnall.
Stephen Dawson and Jim McNulty are still sidelined with injuries but Flitcroft could make changes after resting key players for the FA Cup tie at Hull. Stephen Foster, John Stones and Jim O’Brien could all come back into the starting lineup.
Last time out - Barnsley Team:
Last Six Barnsley v Millwall Results:
22/12/12 Millwall 1-2 Barnsley (Championship)
21/1/12 Barnsley 1-3 Millwall (Championship)
27/8/11 Millwall 0-0 Barnsley (Championship)
7/5/11 Barnsley 1-0 Millwall (Championship)
28/1/11 Millwall 2-0 Barnsley (Championship)
2/3/02 Barnsley 1-1 Millwall (Division One)
Barnsley Wins: 18
Millwall Wins: 19
Barnsley Goals: 73
Millwall Goals: 76
Barnsley Wins: 13
Millwall Wins: 6
Barnsley Goals: 42
Last six 2012-2013 results:
26/1/13 Hull 0–1 Barnsley (FA Cup)
19/1/13 Ipswich 1-1 Barnsley (Championship)
12/1/13 Barnsley 2–0 Leeds (Championship)
5/1/13 Barnsley 1–0 Burnley (FA Cup)
1/1/13 Peterborough 2–1 Barnsley (Championship)
29/12/12 Barnsley 1-3 Blackburn (Championship)
W: 3 D: 1 L: 2 F: 7 A: 6 GD: 1 Points: 4* (two victories in FA Cup)
25/1/13 Millwall 2–1 Aston Villa (FA Cup)
19/1/13 Millwall 0-2 Burnley (Championship)
12/1/13 Bolton 1-1 Millwall (Championship)
5/1/13 Millwall 1-0 Preston (FA Cup)
1/1/13 Millwall 2-1 Bristol City (Championship)
29/12/12 Cardiff 1-0 Millwall (Championship)
W: 3 D: 1 L: 2 F: 6 A: 6 GD: 0 Points: 4 * two wins in FA Cup.
Barnsley need one more victory to tie the head to head with Millwall up at 19 victories apiece.
Their last gasp 2-1 victory at the Den in December was only their second victory over Millwall in seven attempts.
The Reds have lost only one of their last five home matches with the Lions dating back to 1994 but it was the most recent. Millwall won 3-1 at Oakwell last January with Darius Henderson netting a hat trick for the visitors.
Victory for The Reds tomorrow would give them their first double over Millwall for 17 years.
Millwall have won only six of their 24 visits to this part of South Yorkshire.
Millwall are eyeing a playoff spot this season as they look to end a 23 year exile from the top division of English football and victory tomorrow would take them to within three points of the top six.
Kenny Jackett’s side have lost just one of their last five league and cup matches and dumped Premier League side Aston Villa out of the FA Cup on Friday night, but they have won just one of their last six league matches.
When Marcus Tudgay scored a 94th minute winner for The Reds in South London it was only Millwall’s second defeat in 17 matches but they have won only one league match since.
They have gone four matches on the road since their last victory. The last time they went five without a win on their travels was back in August.
Despite Millwall’s poor recent form on the road they have lost just four times away from the Den this season. Only Brighton have lost fewer on their travels.
The Lions are unbeaten in their last six Tuesday night matches whilst Barnsley have not won a Tuesday game for two days shy of a year- a total of 13 matches.
Barnsley are on their best unbeaten run of the season (four matches) and are looking for their fourth win in five outings.
They are yet to lose at home under David Flitcroft and have conceded in the first half of a match just once with the former assistant manager in charge.
The last time The Reds went five without defeat was back in September 2011.
Despite Barnsley’s recent revival, The Reds have won the lowest amount of games in the Championship this season and are seven points adrift of fourth from bottom Ipswich Town.
They are also the league’s joint lowest scorers with Ipswich and have won the joint fewest amount of home wins along with the Tractor Boys.
The last time they were relegated from this division, in 2002, they had five more points at this stage of the season than they do now.
On This Day:
Played: 13 Won: 4 Drawn: 2 Lost: 7 Scored 16 Conceded 25.
Last match on the 29th January: 2008. Barnsley 1-0 Colchester (Macken). ATT: 9,246.
Last win: 2008
Last draw: 1994
Last defeat: 2000
STAT! – Barnsley have won only four of their 13 matches on this date but have lost just one of the last four.
Played: 11 Won: 6 Drawn: 0 Lost: 5 Scored: 8 Conceded: 10.
Last match on the 29th January: 2008. Cheltenham 0-1 Millwall (Alexander) ATT: 3,812.
Last win: 2008
Last draw: Never
Last defeat: 2000
STAT! – Milwall have never drawn on this date and they have not conceded when they have won, but have only scored in one of their defeats.
Tuesday 29th January 2013:
Bristol City v Watford
Wednesday 30th January 2013:
Huddersfield v Crystal Palace
Thursday 31st January 2013:
Leicester v Wolves
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