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Match Preview | Barnsley

9 April 2023

Match Previews

Match Preview | Barnsley

9 April 2023

Shrewsbury Town travel to Oakwell on Easter Monday to take on Barnsley FC in the Sky Bet League One. Kick-off is at 3pm.

On Friday, Shrewsbury fell to a 3-0 defeat against Peterborough United at Montgomery Waters Meadow.

Barnsley’s trip to Burton Albion also ended in a 2-1 defeat for the Tykes. Nicky Cadden pulled one back in the 89th minute, but it was too late to rescue a point for Michael Duff’s side.

The sides have met 43 times before, with Shrewsbury winning 13 of those, losing 21 and drawing nine. In November, Barnsley won the reverse fixture 1-0 at Montgomery Waters Meadow.

Name: Barnsley FC

Stadium: Oakwell

Chairman: Neerav Parekh

Manager: Michael Duff

Founded: 1887 (136 years ago)

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

With 13 league goals and one in the FA Cup, Devante Cole is top scorer for the Tykes this season. He joined Barnsley on a three-year contract in June 2021. Before this, Cole was playing in the Scottish Premiership 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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