Barnsley have suprised a few this season after many pundits had tipped them to be in or just above the relegation places. However, they currently sit mid-table and have dismantled higher placed teams such as Leeds, Leicester & Burnley during purple patches of form. Under the man who led Rochdale to League Two promotion, Keith Kill, the Tykes have shown some real promise but a lack of consistency means they'll probably fall short of the play-off places come the end of the season.
Barnsley's form has been good of late. Two wins in three outings including victories over high-flying Leicester City & Derby.
After signing from League Two Chesterfield in the summer, Craig Davies has now found his feet in the Championship. Often partnered alongside the pacy Ricardo Vaz Te, Davies has now scored 9 goals in his 17 starts after a slow start. I saw him live in a match against Ipswich town and was impressed. Barnsley lost out, but Davies scored a brace which included a bending free-kick. His set piece's will be a thread on Saturday.
Coming off a win, Barnsley
won't be expected to make any changes. Ricardo Vaz Te may have commanded a position in the starting XI but has left the building for West Ham in a deadline day deal.
are in the same position as the visitors, having defeated Millwall. Sean Murray & new-boy Alex Kalicanik performed well in the wide areas. Long term absentees Martin Taylor & Steve McGinn remain the only missing first-team members.
I think we've got what it takes to beat Barnsley at home. With Sordell leaving, Garner will get the chance to show what he can do. If your not going to this game - get there. We were in good numbers & loud when Spurs came to our place. I can see no reason why this can't be the same.