Tomasz Cykwa, Jim O’Brien and Stephen Dawson all picked up injuires in the midweek defeat at Bournemouth but should be fit. Marcus Pedersen is out for another week whilst Mike Pollitt has returned to Wigan after suffering a torn groin muscle.
Last time out - Barnsley Team:
Luke SteelePeter Ramage Tom Kennedy Martin Cranie Scott Wiseman Stephen Dawson David Perkins Chris Dagnall Tomasz Cywka Kelvin Etutu Chris O’Grady Head To Head Last Six Barnsley v Watford results: 16/3/13 Barnsley 1-0 Watford (Championship) 1/12/12 Watford 4-1 Barnsley (Championship) 4/2/12 Watford 2-1 Barnsley (Championship) 17/9/11 Barnsley 1-1 Watford (Championship) 23/4/11 Watford 1-0 Barnsley (Championship) 27/11/10 Barnsley 0-0 Watford (Championship) Overall Record: Barnsley Wins: 19 Watford Wins: 19 Draws: 16 Barnsley Goals: 61 Watford Goals: 61 At Oakwell: Barnsley Wins: 13 Watford Wins: 6 Draws: 8 Barnsley Goals: 35 Watford Goals: 22 First Met In League: Watford 1-2 Barnsley Saturday 15th October 1960. Biggest Win: Barnsley 4-0 Watford Tuesday 20th October 1964. Biggest Defeat: Watford 4-0 Barnsley Tuesday 25th October 1988. Last Home Win: Barnsley (Bobby Hassell 35) 1-0 Watford Saturday 16th March 2013. Last Away Win: Watford 0-3 Barnsley (Kayode Odejayi 36,54 Stephen Foster 47) Wednesday 9th April 2008. Last Home Draw: Barnsley (Andy Gray 57) 1-1 Watford (Marvin Sordell 37) Saturday 17th September 2011. Last Away Draw: Watford (Tommy Smith 88) 1-1 Barnsley (Jon Macken 67) Saturday 11th April 2009. Last Home Defeat: Barnsley 0-1 Watford (Allan Nielsen) Friday 29th December 2000. Last Away Defeat: Watford (Troy Deeney 10,66, Mark Yeates 59, Matej Vydra 83) 4-1 Barnsley (Marcus Tudgay 90) Saturday 1st December 2012. Last Home Meeting: Saturday 16th March 2013. Barnsley 1 0 Watford Hassell 35 Barnsley: Luke Steele, Scott Wiseman, Martin Cranie, Tom Kennedy, Rory Delap (Bobby Hassell 6), Jim O’Brien, David Perkins, Jacob Mellis (Tomasz Cywka 57), Kelvin Etuhu, Jason Scotland (Chris Dagnall 46), Chris O’Grady. Unused Subs: Ben Alnwick, Stephen Dawson, Ryan Tunnicliffe, Marlon Harewood. Watford: Jonathan Bond, Lloyd Doyley, Marco Cassetti, Nyron Nosworthy, Joel Ekstrand, Mark Yeates (Nathaniel Chalobah 46), Jonathan Hogg (Geoffrey Mujangi Bia 62), Ikechi Anya (Fernando Forestieri 62), Christan Battocchio, Troy Deeney, Matej Vydra. Unused Subs: Jack Bonham, Fitz Hall, Daniel Pudil, Alex Geijo. Still at respective clubs: Barnsley: 13 (Steele, Wiseman, Cranie, Kennedy, Hassell, O’Brien, Perkins, Mellis, Cywka, Etuhu, Scotland , Dagnall, O’Grady). Watford: 11 (Bond, Doyley, Cassetti, Nosworthy, Ekstrand, Anya, Battocchio, Deeney, Hall, Pudil, Forestieri This Season Last six 2013-2014 results: Barnsley: 17/9/13 Bournemouth 1-0 Barnsley (Championship) 14/9/13 Nottingham Forest 3-2 Barnsley (Championship) 31/8/13 Barnsley 2–1 Huddersfield (Championship) 27/8/13 Barnsley 1-5 Southampton (League Cup) 24/8/13 Blackburn 5–2 Barnsley (Championship) 17/8/13 Barnsley 2-2 Charlton (Championship) W: 1 D: 1 L: 4 F: 9 A: 17 GD: -8 Points: 4 Watford: 17/9/13 Watford 2-1 Doncaster (Championship) 14/9/13 Watford 1-1 Charlton (Championship) 31/8/13 Blackpool 1-0 Watford (Championship) 28/8/13 Watford 2-0 Bournemouth (League Cup) 25/8/13 Watford 1-1 Nottingham Forest (Championship) 17/8/13 Reading 3-3 Watford (Championship) W: 2 D: 3 L: 1 F: 9 A: 7 GD: +2 Points: 6 (one win in League Cup) Interesting Stats Barnsley and Watford are tied up at 19 wins a piece from their 54 meetings and they have both netted 61 goals. The Reds are unbeaten in their last seven meetings with Watford at Oakwell, stretching back 13 years (W5 D2) Barnsley have also kept clean sheets in three of the last four clashes at Oakwell. Today sees the Championship’s highest scorers face the highest conceders. Watford have netted 14 times in their seven league matches so far, Barnsley have conceded 17. Watford have lost just one of their nine league and cup matches in 2013-2014, winning five. They have however won just once on the road in the Championship this season. This is Barnsley’s worst start for four years and they are aiming to avoid three successive defeats for the first time under David Flitcroft. They have managed just two wins from their last 14 matches, and remain without a clean sheet this season. On This Day:
Played: 20 Won: 7 Drawn: 4 Lost: 9 Scored 29 Conceded 40.
Last match on the 21st September: 2004 Manchester City (Barton, Macken (2), Flood, Wright-Phillips, Sibierski) 7-1 Barnsley (Conlon). Att: 19,578.
Last win: 1996
Last draw: 1999
Last defeat: 2004
STAT! – Barnsley’s last match on this date was nine years ago but ended in a 7-1 hammering. They have lost five of their last eight games on the 21st September, winning just one.
Played: 17 Won: 5 Drawn: 7 Lost: 5 Scored 26 Conceded 26.
Last match on the 21st September: 2004. Reading 0-3 Watford (Cox, Ingimarsson, Bouazza). ATT: 8,429.
Last win: 2004 Last draw: 2002
Last defeat: 1999
STAT! – Watford have won just one of their last six matches on this date.
Saturday 21st September 2013:
Charlton v Millwall
Birmingham v Sheffield Wednesday
Blackburn v Huddersfield
Blackpool v Leicester
Brighton v Bolton
Derby v Reading
Doncaster v Nottingham Forest
Leeds v Burnley
Middlesbrough v Bournemouth
Yeovil v QPR
Sunday 22nd September 2013:
Wigan v Ipswich