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Team News

Jim O’Brien (groin) and Ryan McLaughlin (hamstring) are doubts whilst Bobby Hassell and Marcus Pedersen are still out.

All the players who featured in the side’s friendly in Dundalk came through unscathed.

Nick Proschwitz who was an unused sub in that game is set for his Reds debut.

Last time out - Barnsley Team:

Luke Steele

Ryan McLaughlin

Tom Kennedy

Peter Ramage

Martin Cranie

Stephen Dawson

Dale Jennings

Jacob Mellis

Jim O'Brien

Brek Shea

Chris O'Grady


Head To Head

Last Six Barnsley v Blackburn results:

24/8/13 Blackburn 5-2 Barnsley (Championship)

29/12/12 Barnsley 1-3 Blackburn (Championship)

18/9/12 Blackburn 2-1 Barnsley (Championship)

16/1/02 Blackburn 3-1 Barnsley (FA Cup)

5/1/02 Barnsley 1-1 Blackburn (FA Cup)

3/2/01 Blackburn 0-0 Barnsley (Division One)

Overall Record:

Barnsley Wins: 11

Blackburn Wins: 27

Draws: 19

Blackburn Goals: 103

Barnsley Goals: 66


At Oakwell:

Barnsley Wins: 5

Blackburn Wins: 9

Draws: 14

Barnsley Goals: 32

Blackburn Goals: 35


First Met In League: Barnsley 3-2 Blackburn Saturday 10th October 1936.

Biggest Win: Barnsley 5-1 Blackburn Barnsley 5-1 Blackburn Saturday 22nd January 2000.

Biggest Defeat: Blackburn 5-0 Barnsley Saturday 30th September 1989.

Last Home Win: Barnsley (Bruce Dyer 5,72, Craig Hignett 15, Neil Shipperley 22, Darren Barnard 32) 5-1 Blackburn (Per Frandsen 7) Saturday 22nd January 2000.

Last Away Win: Blackburn (Lee Carsley 81pen) 1-2 Barnsley (Georgi Hristov 65, Neil Shipperley 85) Saturday 21st August 1999.

Last Home Draw: Barnsley (Darren Barnard 76) 1-1 Blackburn (Craig Hignett 82) Saturday 5th January 2002.

Last Away Draw: Blackburn 0-0 Barnsley Saturday 3rd February 2001.

Last Home Defeat: Barnsley (Stephen Dawson 76) 1-3 Blackburn (Josh King 29, Ruben Rochina 44, Jordan Rhodes 90) Saturday 29th December 2012.

Last Away Defeat: Blackburn (Tom Cairney 17, Jordan Rhodes 29,39, Josh King 42, Todd Jane 58) 5-2 Barnsley (Chris Dagnall 13, Tomasz Cywka 72) Saturday 24th August 2013.


Last Home Meeting:

Barnsley 1                                                    3 Blackburn

Dawson 76                                                      King 29     

                                                                          Rochina 44

                                                                          Rhodes 90



Luke Steele, Scott Golbourne, Stephen Foster, Scott Wiseman (John Stones 46), Jim McNulty, Stephen Dawson, Jim O’Brien, Matty Done (Reuben Noble-Lazarus 46), David Perkins, Craig Davies (Emile Sinclair 70), Marcus Tudgay.

Unused Subs: Lukas Lidakevicius, Bobby Hassell, Jonathan Greening, Marlon Harewood.

Manager: Keith Hill.



Jake Kean, Martin Olsson, Jason Lowe, Scott Dann, Adam Henley, Grant Hanley, Danny Murphy, Simon Vukcevic (Colin Kazim-Richards 46), Jordan Rhodes, Josh King (Nuno Gomes 89), Ruben Rochina (Marcus Olsson 67)

Unused Substitutes: Sebastian Usai, Nuno Henrique, Josh Morris, Diogo Rosado.

Manager: Gary Bowyer.


Still at respective clubs:

Barnsley: 5 (Steele, Dawson, O’Brien, Noble-Lazarus, Hassell.)

Blackpool: 11 (Kean, Lowe, Dann, Henley, Hanley, Rhodes, King, Rochina, Morris, Marcus Olsson, Rosado, on loan at Vitoria Setubal)



This Season:

Last six 2013-2014 results:


18/1/14 Barnsley 2–0 Blackpool (Championship)

4/1/14 Barnsley 1–2 Coventry (FA Cup)

1/1/14 Birmingham 1–1 Barnsley (Championship)

29/12/13 Barnsley 1–2 Derby (Championship)

26/12/13 Barnsley 0-1 Bolton (Championship)

21/12/13 Leeds 0-0 Barnsley (Championship)

W: 1 D: 2 L: 3 F: 5 A: 6 GD: -1 Points: 5



25/1/14 Blackburn 1–1 Derby (Championship)

18/1/14 Nottingham Forest 4–1 Blackburn (Championship)

15/1/14 Manchester City 5-0 Blackburn (FA Cup)

11/1/14 Blackburn 1-0 Doncaster (Championship)

4/1/14 Blackburn 1-1 Manchester City (FA Cup)

1/1/14 Leeds 1-2 Blackburn (Championship)

W: 2 D: 2 L: 2 F: 6 A: 12 GD: -6 Points: 8



Interesting Stats

Blackburn’s 5-2 win over Barnsley back in August pushed them over the 100-goal mark against The Reds. They have now netted 103 against them.

Blackburn also have a better head to head record at Oakwell, winning nine of the 28 meetings to Barnsley’s five. There has been 14 draws there between the two sides but only two in the last seven.

Rovers have won each of the last four meetings home and away and have not lost to Barnsley in seven meetings, since a 5-1 defeat at Oakwell exactly 14 years ago!




Blackburn, who sit just three points off the play-off places have gone three matches without a win, two of which they have lost.

They have not gone four matches without a victory since the first four of the season.

Rovers have lost just two of their last five away games, and one of those was to free-scoring Manchester City.

Gary Bowyer’s side have kept just one clean sheet in their past seven games. Their only two shut outs in the last eight matches have both occurred against South Yorkshire teams (Doncaster and Sheffield Wednesday).




Barnsley’s much needed win against Blackpool a massive 10 days ago was their first victory in eight matches and only their second in 14.

To sum up how poor this season has been a 2-0 success was the club’s biggest win of the season and the first time they have won to nil since getting the same score-line against Hull in the final home game of 2012-2013.

It is a massive TEN months since The Reds last achieved back-to-back victories (2-1 v Brighton 12th March and 1-0 v Watford 16th March).

Also following their three previous wins this season Barnsley have thus gone on winless runs of six, five and seven games respectively.

The Reds have kept just three clean sheets in the Championship this season, but two of those have come during Danny Wilson’s five games in charge.

Aside from the Blackpool shut-out the other two times they have kept a clean sheet they have lost the next game 1-0 and have not managed back to back shut-outs since the goal-less draw with Nottingham Forest on the 20th April, followed with the 2-0 win over Hull seven days later.

The last time they went two home games without conceding a goal came 12 months ago!



Ref Watch:

Sebastian Stockbridge

2013-2014: Games: 16  Yellows: 60 Reds: 4

Stockbridge has shown 60 yellow cards in just 16 matches, an average of nearly 4 a game.

This will also be his first ever Championship game!

Last Barnsley match: N/A

Last Blackburn match: N/A



On This Day:


Played: 9 Won: 5 Drawn: 1 Lost: 3 Scored: 38 Conceded: 13.

Last match on the 28th January: 2011. Millwall 2-0 Barnsley. Att: 10,087.

Last win: 1997

Last draw: 1989

Last defeat: 2011

STAT! – Barnsley may have only played nine games on this date but have scored a staggering 38 goals. Their club record victory was also achieved on the 28th January, 9-0 v Loughborough in 1899.



Played: 10 Won: 4 Drawn: 4 Lost: 2 Scored: 20 Conceded: 17.

Last match on the 28th January: 2009. Blackburn (Warnock, McCarthy) 2-2 Bolton. ATT: 25,205.

Last win: 1995

Last draw: 2009

Last defeat: 2006

STAT! – Blackburn have lost just two of their 10 matches on this date.



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Other Fixtures:

Tuesday 28th January 2014:


Birmingham v Leicester

Bournemouth v Huddersfield

Burnley v Brighton

Derby v Yeovil

Doncaster v Charlton

Leeds v Ipswich

Middlesbrough v Wigan

Millwall v Sheffield Wednesday

QPR v Bolton


Reading v Blackpool

Thursday 30th January 2014:


Nottingham Forest v Watford