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Match preview: Barnsley v Wednesday

7 February 2020

Match Previews

Match preview: Barnsley v Wednesday

7 February 2020

It’s a South Yorkshire derby for the Owls this weekend as Garry Monk’s side face Barnsley at Oakwell.

With plenty riding on the fixture for both sides, all the ingredients are there for a fiercely contested derby clash.


For Wednesday, three points is the aim to get back on track in the Championship after going three without a win in the league.

Meanwhile Barnsley are cut adrift in the bottom three, seven points from safety and have lost their previous four games in all competitions.

Team news

SWFC: Morgan Fox (ankle) and Massimo Luongo (groin) have a 50-50 chance of making the matchday squad on Saturday.

New loan recruits Connor Wickham and Josh Windass are eligible to feature.


Kieran Lee (shoulder) is also back in contention, while Steven Fletcher (knee) is making good progress, with the Owls hopeful of the striker’s return in March.


Barnsley: Reds manager Gerhard Struber has no fresh injury concerns.

Current form in all competitions

Barnsley: WLLLL

Top scorers

Steven Fletcher: 12 goals
Conor Chaplin and Cauley Woodrow: 11 goals



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Supporter behaviour

Sheffield Wednesday are reminding supporters of their conduct whilst following the team both at Hillsborough and away from home.

The launching of missiles from the stands, including pyrotechnics, are criminal offences to which the club has a zero tolerance policy.

Offensive or unlawful chanting could result in ejection from the stadium and further action from the club and/or relevant authorities.

Weston Park Cancer Charity

Weston Park Cancer Charity will take over the Owls’ Yorkshire derby clash with Barnsley at Oakwell on Saturday.

Both clubs will come together to raise awareness of the great work carried out by Weston Park, who provide vital care for people with cancer in Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

The Owls and the Tykes will wear Weston Park t-shirts to warm up in before the game, as we celebrate 50 years of the hospital fighting cancer in 2020.

Press conferences


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For overseas fans, subscribers can watch the full game with enhanced production for the 2019/20 season including multi-camera coverage, match commentary and graphics.

Last meeting – 10 August 2019

Last five v Barnsley

Owls 2-0 Barnsley - 10 August 2019 - Championship
Barnsley 1-1 Owls - 10 February 2018 - Championship
Owls 1-1 Barnsley - 28 October 2017 – Championship
Barnsley 1-1 Owls - 1 April 2017 – Championship
Owls 2-0 Barnsley - 13 December 2016 – Championship

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