Barnsley have received a major boost with the return of strikers Chris O’Grady and Marcus Pedersen from injury.
Top scorer O’Grady has missed the last three matches with a calf strain whilst Pedersen was absent from the 2-1 win at Brighton in midweek with a thigh injury.
On loan Peter Ramage made his first appearance for six matches at the Amex Stadium and finished on the winning side for the first time in a Reds shirt. He is likely to continue tomorrow alongside Martin Cranie.
Last time out - Barnsley Team:
Head To Head
Last Six Burnley v Barnsley results:
5/3/13 Burnley 1-1 Barnsley (Championship)
5/1/13 Barnsley 1-0 Burnley (FA Cup)
27/11/12 Barnsley 1-1 Burnley (Championship)
14/2/12 Burnley 2-0 Barnsley (Championship)
18/10/11 Barnsley 2-0 Burnley (Championship)
26/12/10 Barnsley 1-2 Burnley (Championship)
Burnley Wins: 13
Barnsley Wins: 13
Burnley Goals: 40
Barnsley Goals: 36
At Turf Moor:
Burnley Wins: 9
Barnsley Wins: 3
Burnley Goals: 25
Barnsley Goals: 10
First Met In League: Burnley 4-0 Barnsley Saturday 30th March 1901.
Biggest Win: Barnsley 5-0 Brighton Thursday 18th April 1907.
Biggest Defeat: Burnley 4-0 Barnsley Saturday 30th March 1901.
Last Home Win: Barnsley (Danny Rose 85) 1-0 Burnley Saturday 5th January 2013.
Last Away Win: Burnley (Chris McCann 38) 1-2 Barnsley (Jamie Cureton 6, Chris McCann og 67) Friday 26th December 2008.
Last Home Draw: Barnsley (Marcus Tudgay 37) 1-1 Burnley (Charlie Austin 5) Tuesday 27th November 2012.
Last Away Draw: Burnley (Charlie Austin 9) 1-1 Barnsley (Tomasz Cywka 84) Tuesday 5th March 2013.
Last Home Defeat: Barnsley (Adam Hammill 25) 1-2 Burnley (John Guidetti 49, Andre Amougou 54) Sunday 26th December 2010.
Last Away Defeat: Burnley (Jay Rodriguez 3, Charlie Austin 63) 2-0 Barnsley Tuesday 14th February 2012.
Last Away Meeting:
Tuesday 5th March 2013.
Burnley 1 1 Barnsley
Austin 9 Cywka 84
Lee Grant, Kieran Trippier, Danny Lafferty, Jason Shackell, David Edgar (Chris McCann 53), Kevin Long, Junior Stanislas (Danny Ings 53), Alex Kacaniklic, Martin Paterson (Sam Vokes 66), Charlie Austin.
Unused Subs: Brian Jensen, Joseph Mills, Brian Stock, Keith Treacy.
Manager: Sean Dyche.
Luke Steele, Stephen Foster, Scott Wiseman, Martin Cranie, Tom Kennedy, David Perkins, Jacob Mellis, Kelvin Etuhu (Jim O’Brien 78), Chris Dagnall (Jason Scotland 55), Marlon Harewood (Tomasz Cywka 46), Chris O’Grady.
Unused Subs: Lukas Lidakevicius, Bobby Hassell, Rory Delap, Ryan Tunnicliffe.
Manager: David Flitcroft.
Still at respective clubs:
Burnley: 12 (Trippier, Lafferty, Shackell, Edgar, Long, Stanislas, Bartley, Mills, Stock, Treacy, Vokes, Ings.)
Barnsley: 13 (Steele, Wiseman, Cranie, Kennedy, Perkins, Mellis, Etuhu, O’Brien, Dagnall, Scotland, Cywka, O’Grady, Hassell.)
Last six 2013-2014 results:
3/12/13 Burnley 0–0 Watford (Championship)
30/11/13 Huddersfield 2-1 Burnley (Championship)
23/11/13 Nottingham Forest 1-1 Burnley (Championship)
9/11/13 Burnley 1-1 Bournemouth (Championship)
2/11/13 Millwall 2-2 Burnley (Championship)
29/10/13 Burnley 0-2 West Ham (League Cup)
W: 0 D: 4 L: 2 F: 5 A: 8 GD: -3 Points: 4
3/12/13 Brighton 1–2 Barnsley (Championship)
30/11/13 Barnsley 0-3 Birmingham (Championship)
23/11/13 Millwall 1-0 Barnsley (Championship)
9/11/13 Barnsley 0–0 Doncaster (Championship)
1/11/13 Ipswich 1-1 Barnsley (Championship)
26/10/13 Barnsley 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday (Championship)
W: 1 D: 3 L: 2 F: 4 A: 8 GD: -4 Points: 6
The results between the two sides have been symmetrical in each of the last two seasons they have met in the league. Last season finished 1-1 at both Oakwell and Turf Moor; whilst the season prior saw both sides win the home meeting 2-0.
The Reds have won just one of their last nine visits to Turf Moor.
Overall Barnsley have won just three times at Turf Moor from 17 visits- 1903, 1913 and, 95 years later in 2008.
Burnley have failed to win any of their last six matches in all competitions- a run which has seen them drop from top of the Championship to third.
The Clarets had won eight in a row and 10 out of 11 prior to these six winless games.
Burnley are still unbeaten at Turf Moor in the Championship this season but have failed to win any of their last three matches there in all competitions.
They have only conceded four home goals this season, only QPR (2) have a meaner home defence in the Football League.
Burnley also have the best Goal Difference in the Championship and could go top with victory over Barnsley.
Sean Dyche has won one of his five matches against Barnsley, a 2-1 win for Watford in February 2012.
This will be Barnsley’s third successive game against a team beginning with the letter B.
Tuesday’s excellent victory at Brighton was Barnsley’s first on the road for 16 matches, dating back to February 9th.
That was their second victory in 20 matches in all competitions and just the eighth out of the last 32.
Barnsley netted their first goal in four matches on Tuesday night and their first, first half goals for five games.
Tomorrow The Reds will go searching for their first back-to-back wins in NINE months and their first back-to-back away wins since February.
2013-2014: Games: 13 Yellows: 44 Reds: 3
Adcock has shown at least two yellow cards in each of his 13 games this season and has also shown three red cards, including his most recent outing.
Last Burnley match: Burnley 3-1 Bristol City, Saturday 6th April 2013 (Yellow card shown to Ross Wallace, Dean Marney and Martin Paterson)
Last Barnsley match: Leicester 2-2 Barnsley, Saturday 8th December 2012. (Yellow card shown to Scott Wiseman)
On This Day:
Played: 16 Won: 9 Drawn: 2 Lost: 5 Scored: 26 Conceded: 28.
Last match on the 7th December: 2002. Burnley (Briscoe) 1-0 Nottingham Forest. ATT: 13,869.
Last win: 2002
Last draw: 1996
Last defeat: 1999
STAT! – This will be Burnley’s first match on this date for 11 years. They have won three of the last five.
Played: 12 Won: 8 Drawn: 1 Lost: 3 Scored: 18 Conceded: 16
Last match on the 7th December: 2004. Colchester 0-2 Barnsley (Kay (2). Att: 2,927.
Last win: 2004
Last draw: 1991
Last defeat: 1974
STAT! – Barnsley have a fine record on this date. They have won each of the last three and are unbeaten in five.
Saturday 7th December 2013:
Derby v Blackpool
Birmingham v Middlesbrough
Bolton v Doncaster
Brighton v Leicester
Ipswich v Huddersfield
Leeds v Watford
Millwall v Wigan
QPR v Blackburn
Reading v Bournemouth
Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest
Yeovil v Charlton