Barnsley are having one of their most respectable Championship campaigns to date, and there is plenty of optimism flowing around Oakwell ahead of the game against Leeds United this weekend.
Paul Heckingbottom seems to have brought his squad to together very well indeed and unlike seasons past, this Barnsley side seems to have a lot of balance flowing through the spine of the team.
The Tykes have always had to make use of minimal transfer budgets but after some decent investment this summer, they’re slowly but surely becoming as proper second-division side with the threat of relegation staying away for now.
But on the pitch, attention will turn to arguably their biggest game of the season this week against Leeds United, who are in red-hot form in the league.
It’s going to be a proper Yorkshire derby but there’s absolutely no reason why the Tykes couldn’t scrape a win against third-place Leeds.
So with that in mind, here’s our Barnsley XI that we think could demolish the Whites on Saturday evening……