Daniel Stendel’s Barnsley are doing what they have to do in their hopes of an automatic promotion finish, after picking up an impressive 3-0 away win against Plymouth Argyle on Easter Monday.
The likes of Sunderland and Portsmouth are breathing down the Tykes’ necks, with the duo having a game in hand on the Yorkshire club with just a handful of games left to play this term.
But Stendel’s men are remaining professional and going about their own work at such a crucial stage of the season, picking up two wins in a matter of days over a hectic Easter period.
The Tykes were at their best on Monday, as goals from Cauley Woodrow, Jacob Brown and Alex Mowatt secured an invaluable three points on the road for the promotion-chasers.
The latter played yet another integral role in the win on Monday, netting his third goal in five games to take his tally up to eight goals and six assists for the campaign – the former Leeds man is cementing himself as one of the best players in League One, for sure.
And you get the feeling that, if Barnsley do fail to win promotion to the Championship this season, then Mowatt will surely find himself playing in a higher level beyond this campaign, with plenty of teams likely to be interested in the versatile midfielder.
The 24-year old has been instrumental in the heart of midfield this season, and has more than stepped up to the plate since the departure of Brad Potts to Preston North End in January.
He was unlucky to find himself become out of favour at Leeds United under Garry Monk, but even the Whites could probably do with a player like Mowatt right now.
His quality and composure on the ball makes him a magnificent asset alone, but his ability to push forward to produce goals for fun is perhaps the major reason why Barnsley are such a formidable outfit this season.
If they do not reach the Championship next season, then he will.