It can be played down but the current spell that Barnsley are undertaking really will be critical to their Championship survival hopes one way or another.
Before a ball is kicked tomorrow, no Reds fans needed reminding of the identity of three of the next four opponents.
This spell started with Doncaster Rovers and takes in the other two clubs immediately above the men from Oakwell, Millwall and Charlton. The ‘intruders’ in that little group are Wigan Athletic next Tuesday - Danny Wilson’s birthplace and the club where he made his debut as a teenager when Wigan were a non-league club but a very good one.
To view the full story, in page form, visit greenun digital edition, available from 6pm on Saturday.