Barnsley have forced themselves into the automatic promotion mix, currently sitting in second place in League One just five points behind leaders Luton Town, ahead of the trip to Southend United this weekend.
For Tykes manager Daniel Stendel though, his aim of promotion has been rocked by the news that top scorer Kieffer Moore is ruled out for the remainder of the season, after getting concussed in the 4-1 win at Gillingham earlier this month.
Moore’s absence though gives an opportunity to Cauley Woodrow who has scored 10 goals in 21 appearances in all competitions so far this season.
So how will Woodrow be feeling with Moore ruled out for the season?
“He’ll be quietly pleased.
“Woodrow was never going to get into the Barnsley starting XI ahead of Moore, but this latest injury blow will give him that chance.
“He needs to take his chance in the side, and he can be the man to fire the Tykes to promotion this season.”
“It will be bittersweet, I feel.
“Woodrow will have all the pressure on him to score goals and will be relishing the chance to play games on a more regular basis.
“But he will also be upset at his teammate’s injury.
“The pressure could well get to him, or he will rise above it.
“But I think he will be looking forward to the challenge ahead after this unfortunate update.”
“He’s lost his partner, but he now has a lot on his shoulders.
“It’s a big chance for him to be the number one striker, whereas his own injury gave Moore the chance.
“He’ll be unhappy at losing such a good partner too.”
“He’ll be under pressure.
“Barnsley are pushing for promotion and still look a good bet for the top-two, but Woodrow is going to have to fire them there.
“We will learn a lot about him in the coming months.”