Huddersfield Town are unbeaten in five league matches and are climbing up the Championship table.
The Terriers have picked up important wins against Hull City and Stoke City in the past few weeks, while drawing against Middlesbrough, Millwall and Blackburn Rovers.
This weekends opponents Barnsley sit rock bottom of the Championship, so it’s a great opportunity for both sides to get three points.
Barnsley are still without a permanent manager after parting company with Daniel Stendel, which left caretaker Adam Murray in charge.
The Tykes have picked up two solid draws against Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion recently and it’s vital Barnsley continue their high standard of performance against lesser opposition, and beat the teams around them if they’re to stand any chance of surviving in the Championship this term.
Lets look at a couple of Huddersfield weaknesses that Barnsley can look to exploit tomorrow…
Huddersfield have just one home win this season
With Barnsley scoring two goals at Derby County in a 2-2 draw, before drawing 2-2 at The Hawthorns on Tuesday, they will be travelling to Huddersfield full of belief they can beat a side low on confidence at home.
Barnsley have players that can hurt any team in the league. Alex Mowatt and Cameron McGeehan are forming a formidable partnership in the centre of midfield, while Cauley Woodrow will be raring to go after his two goals on Tuesday against West Brom.
The Tykes have played well under Murray, but it’s about backing it up and performing consistently as they look to fire themselves up the Championship table.
Huddersfield’s injury doubts
Goalkeeper Kamil Grabara missed Tuesday’s draw with Middlesbrough, which presented the opportunity for Ryan Schofield to make his debut. Although the youngster kept a clean sheet, Barnsley will look to target an inexperienced goalkeeper.
Terence Kongolo also missed Tuesday’s match through injury, and is a big part of Huddersfield’s defence. The Dutchman is a physically strong defender that can also start attacks from the back, and Danny Cowley will be desperately hoping he’s fit.
Finally, Alex Pritchard is still an injury doubt and arguably Huddersfield’s best player. The English playmaker has struggled through injuries this season, but was brilliant for Norwich City at this level in the past.
Pritchard has the quality to score goals from midfield and link up with forward players. He will be like a new signing for Cowley when he returns to the squad.