Barnsley have not had the greatest of seasons this campaign but there is still chance for the Tykes to escape the drop and maintain their Championship status this year.
Since the winter window closed its doors, Poya Asbaghi’s side have begun to score goals and bag some wins (and therefore some points). The safety that once seemed hard for them to achieve is now on the horizon and if they keep on racking up the wins, then there is every chance they could clamber out of the drop zone before the season ends.
There is certainly some talent in that Tykes squad. Carlton Morris has arguably been one of their most hardworking players this year and has seven goal contributions too for example. Callum Brittain is another who, despite being just 23-years-old, has already nailed down a regular berth on the right flank.
With that in mind then, what is Barnsley’s best XI when everyone is fit?
The first three names that had to go into this eleven were the front free. Amine Bassi has been superb since his loan signing in January and he has really injected some life into a Barnsley attack that was creating very little. So too has Dom Quina, another loanee who has the ability to create something out of nothing. Rounding out the strikeforce is Carlton Morris and whilst some might argue for Cauley Woodrow, based on form this season alone, Morris has been a lot better.
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In the middle, it could have looked a lot differently. Matty Wolfe has been unlucky not to be included but it comes down to Remy Vita’s showings on the left pushing Callum Styles into the centre of the field. Claudio Gomes isn’t always great but on his better days, he can be the best player on the field so gets a place in the side. Callum Brittain is another who has been superb in a dull season for the Tykes and fills in on the right.
In a three-man backline, it’s Michal Helik and Mads Juel Andersen who easily get the nod for some of their battling in a side that has struggled at the bottom of the table this year. Liam Kitching rounds it out in a position that probably will need some improvement next season. In goal, Bradley Collins has very little competition for his number one jersey right now too.