Carlos Carvalhal insists there are no favourites as Wednesday make the short trip to Oakwell on Saturday.
Given the derby nature of the game, the importance of the occasion to the fans and the strong will of both teams to emerge victorious, Carlos is expecting a hard-fought battle between Barnsley and Wednesday.
“In a derby, in all the world, you don’t have favourites,” he explained. “This is what makes a derby. It will be an interesting game between two teams who want to win for sure.
“We’ll do our part of the job, we have had two weeks to work and know exactly what we must do to try to achieve points.”
The head coach says the international break has been a huge benefit to the squad, with returning players gaining more time on the training pitch and those in the treatment room edging closer to action.
On the team news, he continued: “Let’s see tomorrow in the game. We have training today, we have players that, even today, we don’t know if they will be available.
“We have training and after we will make our decisions.
“But the panorama is better now than it was before. In this moment, Tom Lees is training more, we have players that are more ready to the game.
“We will be ready to the derby.
“In this moment I must give confidence to the players we have, we have players to do a good game and discuss the three points.
“They are all 100% focused on this important game.”