Barnsley are desperately trying to keep in touch with the top two in League One, but their transfer window is not panning out as they’d imagined.
Losing George Moncur might not be such a blow, although him going to Luton will raise a few eyebrows, with the Hatters part of the promotion race.
However, losing Brad Potts to Preston is a big blow as the wide man had been impressive for the Tykes, scoring six times from 20 starts. They’ve hoped to combat that quickly by snapping up Jordan Green from Yeovil. The 23-year-old former Bournemouth youngster will be in line to start tomorrow.
The opponents are rock bottom Wimbledon, a side looking increasingly like they’re set for a return to the fourth tier. They represent a great opportunity to keep momentum going for Stendel’s side, who won 3-0 against Bradford last weekend.
With the recent departures there’s no a great amount of scope for fiddling with the line up, but here’s the XI we think he’ll play tomorrow against the Wombles.
There’s certainly a dangerous look about their attack, with or without Potts. Kieffer Moore is a real livewire and offers a strong threat, whilst Cauley Woodrow has four goals form nine starts. He’s been out with injury this season and will be looking to make up for lost time.
Jacob Brown has been getting a handful of games, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see Jordan Green start in his place. The former Yeovil man is match fit and could be risked against the division’s bottom side.
Alex Mowatt and Cameron McGeehan will surely retain their positions in the centre of midfield, both have been in good form and will be crucial in the run in.
The same can be said for the centre back pairing of Pinnock and Lindsay. The spine of this Barnsley team is very strong, two in each of the central positions from front to back. If they can replace the skill and flair they’ve lost out wide, they’ll be in the top six come May.