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Leya Iseka starts: The predicted Barnsley XI to face Swansea on Wednesday evening

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Barnsley will usher in a new era on Wednesday night as Poya Asbaghi will take charge of his first match as Tykes head coach against Swansea City.

The Swede is set to receive a warm Oakwell welcome as he replaces Markus Schopp in the dugout, with Joseph Laumann taking caretaker charge for the final time this past weekend in a 4-1 loss to Fulham.

That was a somewhat expected result and a visit from Swansea City who are slightly inconsistent is perhaps an easier task but still a difficult one for Asbaghi to start with.

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He got to work with his new players for the first time this week but how is he going to line up his side tomorrow? Let’s take a look.

It has been reported that Asbaghi’s favoured formation is a 4-2-3-1, which is a lot different to what Schopp and Valerien Ismael lined-up like, so it wouldn’t be a surprise for him to switch immediately to that to try and get a result.

But the goal scored by Saturday’s substitute Victor Adeboyejo could get him back into the starting line-up after mainly appearing from the bench this season.

With the options Barnsley have at the top end of the pitch as well it would be a positive move as well to include 23-year-old Aaron Leya Iseka – perhaps on the right flank instead of Dominik Frieser.

The rest of the team though seems pretty much set in stone but the likes of Obi Oulare and Remy Vita – on loan from Bayern Munich – will be hoping to impress their new boss in training with a view to getting a chance from the start in the coming weeks with the matches coming thick and fast.


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