Shrewsbury Town welcome Barnsley FC to Montgomery Waters Meadow this Saturday in the Sky Bet League One.
Last Saturday, Salop progressed to the second round of the FA Cup after beating York City 2-1 at home. Jordan Shipley opened the scoring after just two minutes and Shrewsbury got their second in first-half stoppage time when Luke Leahy converted his penalty. York pulled one back just before the end of the first half, but Salop held on for the win.
Barnsley also progressed into the second round after they won away 2-1 at Bolton Wanderers on Saturday. The Tykes went 2-0 up in the first half after an Almeida Santos own goal was followed by Adam Phillips' strike to put the visitors 2-0 up. Bolton did get one goal back with 10 minutes remaining in the second half, but Barnsley managed to secure the win to go through to the next round.
In the league, Shrewsbury drew 1-1 at home to Oxford United on Wednesday night. Cameron Brannagan put the visitors 1-0 up after 15 minutes, but Matt Pennington equalised in the 65th minute to give Salop a point from the game.
Barnsley’s most recent league outing was against Forest Green Rovers the Saturday before last - they secured a 2-0 win at Oakwell. Devante Cole put the Tykes a goal ahead after 15 minutes and Josh Martin added the second in the 83rd minute.
There have been 42 meetings between Shrewsbury and Barnsley, with Salop winning 13 of those, drawing nine and losing 20. The sides last met in League One in the 2018/2019 season. Salop won the home fixture 3-1 in October 2018 but Barnsley won the fixture at Oakwell 2-1 in April 2019.
Name: Barnsley FC
Founded: 1887 (135 years ago)
Chairman: Neerav Parekh
Manager: Michael Duff
Record league win: 9-0 vs Loughborough Town (home), Second Division, 28th January 1889.
9-0 vs Accrington Stanley (away), Third Division North, 3rd February 1934.
Record league defeat: 0-9 vs Notts County, Second Division, 19TH January 1927.
Highest league finish: 19th, Premier League, 1997/1998.
One to watch: Devante Cole
Striker Devante Cole is Barnsley’s current top scorer this season with five goals for his side. He joined Barnsley on a three-year contract in June 2021. Before this, Cole was playing in the Scottish Premier League for Motherwell FC in the 2020/2021 season. Here, he finished as the club’s top scorer with 11 goals in 27 appearances in the league.
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