Sheffield United make the short trip to Barnsley, with the jeers probably still ringing in their ears from the midweek defeat to Shrewsbury,
Here's a big chance to get the season back on track, but it has come just as Lee Johnston's side have remembered how to win.
Barnsley: Davies, Mawson, Smith, Nyatanga, Bree, Hammill, Hourihane, Pearson, Osgrove, Hammill, Jackson.
Sheffield United: Long, Harris, Edgar, McEveley, Freeman, Baxter, Basham, Hammond, Done, Sammon, Sharp
PLAYER TO WATCH
Adam Hammill has scored once in four outings since embarking upon his second spell at Oakwell earlier this month. The former Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers winger returned to Barnsley, where he spent two years before moving to Molineux in 2011, after his contract at Huddersfield Town was terminated by mutual consent. Aged 27, he has been capped by England at under-19 and under-21 level. Hammill’s goal came during the JP Trophy tie against York City.
Sheffield United have won 40 per cent of their 64 meetings with Barnsley. However, that figure falls to just 16 per cent since November 2009. United won the corresponding fixture last season 2-0 although Barnsley had earlier triumphed 1-0 at Bramall Lane. These two teams first met in a competitive fixture on Boxing Day 1934 when United prevailed 2-1 before being held to a goalless draw five days later. The match in Sheffield was watched by a crowd of 38,860 people
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Neil Swarbrick (Lancs): The Premier League referee also oversaw Sheffield United’s draw at Bradford City earlier this season when Billy Sharp and Jay McEveley were among three players booked.
Barnsley 15/8 Draw 12/5 Sheffield Utd 7/5
WORTH A PUNT?
Sheffield Utd to win and both teams to score is 7/2