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BARNSLEY MATCH PREVIEW AND TEAM NEWS

14 April 2016


Burton Albion vs Barnsley
Saturday 16th April 2016
Sky Bet League One
3PM KO




Barnsley seem to enjoy playing against Burton Albion, although they did only manage to scrape a 1-0 win last time out against the Brewers.

08 Nov 2014     Barnsley v Burton Albion     L     5-0     FA Cup
15 Aug 2015     Barnsley v Burton Albion     L     1-0     League One



HAMZA CHOUDHURY will return to the squad after serving a one-match suspension against Scunthorpe.

STUART BEAVON has been rated 50/50 by Nigel Clough as he's still carrying a knee injury.

DAMIEN MCCRORY has also been given a 50/50 chance after missing out against Scunthorpe with a hamstring injury.

Talking on Beavon and McCrory, Nigel Clough said: "We're not sure if they're going to be fit for Saturday yet, but we're giving them as long as we can."

He added: "I think they're both about 50/50 at this stage but we'll do everything we can to get them out there.



Conor Hourihane

MIDFIELDER
Nationality: Irish
DOB: 02/02/1991
Height: 5'11" (181 cm)
Weight: 9st 11lbs (62 kg)

Irish midfielder Conor Hourihane became a prized asset of the Reds' XI after an outstanding season for Barnsley throughout 2015/16

Hourihane joined the Reds from Plymouth Argyle for an undisclosed fee on a three-year contract in June 2014 and soon showed just how deadly his left can be.

The 24-year-old midfielder from Cork made 142 appearances for the Pilgrims over three seasons and had been their Club captain since the 2012/13 campaign.



Nigel Clough

"They are in with a shout of making the play offs so they will see this game as one they’ve got to get something from.

"I think it’s a good game for us both at this stage, there is lots to play for.

"If you think not so long back Barnsley were in higher leagues so you look at the size of club they are and that’s what we’re contending with.

"It should be a good game."

Watch his full pre-match interview on Brewers PlayerHD.




LUCAS AKINS and MARK DUFFY are battling it out at the top of the top goalscorer's leaderboard as they both sit on 8 goals for the season. STUART BEAVON is just behind on 7.

SAM WINNALL is flying this season, he's on 20 goals for the season. CONOR HOURIHANE has half the amount of goals on 10 this season.



Burton Albion (LAST 5 ALL COMPS)
W1, L2, D2   
2nd – Sky Bet League One

Barnsley (LAST 5 ALL COMPS)
W3, L1, D1
7th – Sky Bet League One



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MATCH & MAN OF THE MATCH: Richard Bode
MATCH BALL: Particle Technology
PROGRAMME: Dave Mellor

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