Ipswich and Barnsley have spent little in comparison to their Championship rivals, with the Tractor Boys sticking to their philosophy of building a side on a shoestring budget, whilst Barnsley, with the exception of bringing in Tom Bradshaw from Walsall, have spent little.
Both sets of fans will be excited to see what their teams can do after a full pre-season.
Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom will be hopeful that he can replicate the heroics that saw Barnsley rise from 24th place into the Play-Offs last season, by keeping them in the division.
Meanwhile, in the Ipswich camp the aim will be higher.
Whilst the Tractor Boys can’t compete financially with the likes of Aston Villa, Norwich, Brighton and Sheffield Wednesday, they will be hopeful that they can compete on the field.
Both sides will be hopeful they can make an impression on matchday 1, and so here are THREE things to watch out for in the game between Ipswich Town and Barnsley….