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Big Preview: Barnsley vs Southend United

2 November 2018

Barnsley vs Southend United...

Southend United will hope to put a disappointing week behind them as they travel to Oakwell to take on Barnsley tomorrow afternoon in Sky Bet League One.

Blues have had a miserable week on the injury front, losing three key players, as well as suffering a frustrating loss to Sunderland at the Stadium of Light last weekend.

Barnsley put to bed memories of their back-to-back defeats against Charlton and Shrewsbury by completing a hard-fought 1-0 win at home to Bristol Rovers last Saturday.

And they’ll be looking to keep the pressure up on Portsmouth, Peterborough and Sunderland at the top of the table before teams begin to switch attention to the Emirates FA Cup. 

Barnsley: WLLWWD

Southend United: LWLWLD

12th March 2016: Barnsley 0 vs 2 (Payne, Timlin) Southend United

17th October 2015: Southend United (Wordsworth, Prosser) 2 vs 1 (Scowen) Barnsley

25th January 2008: Southend United 0 vs 1 (Campbell-Ryce) Barnsley

Blues have been hit hard in the last 10 days, losing Tom Hopper, Ben Coker and Harry Lennon all to long-term injuries which will see them face lengthy time on the sidelines.

Defender Lennon is out with a fractured leg while Hopper and Coker will both be out for the rest of the season after picking up serious knee injuries against Walsall and Sunderland respectively.

Their absences leave the door open for Stephen Hendrie to potentially have an extended run in the side, while Powell would have been boosted by the return of midfielder Luke Hyam in midweek.

Barnsley reported no fresh injury concerns following their win against Bristol Rovers last weekend as Cameron McGeehan expects to continue in midfield for the injured Kenny Dougall.

Cauley Woodrow could make his first appearance of the season having recovered from a muscle injury, while defender Zeki Fryers and winger Lloyd Isgrove are back in contention. 

Chris Powell, Southend United Manager:

“Like most teams in the division, they’ve had their ups and downs even though we’re not too many points away from them, and we think our season has been up, down, up, down.

“They lost at Charlton and Shrewsbury but bounced back last week against Bristol Rovers.

“They’ve got a certain style and way of playing and some decent players, like a lot of League One sides.

Andreas Winkler, Barnsley Assistant Head Coach:

“They have a direct style of football, but they also have lots of possession so, in some ways, they remind me of our style. 

“They’ve either won or lost nearly all of their games this season – I think they’ve only had two draws. I think they’re much better than their position in the table shows and it will be a tough game.”

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