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BARNSLEY have a chance to register only their second back-to-back victories away to Championship high-fliers Cardiff City tomorrow.

The Reds head to the City of Cardiff Stadium on the back of a battling away draw with Derby County and a 2-1 victory over Scunthorpe United on Tuesday night, their first victory for seven games.

But the Reds have only once this season strung together back-to-back victories.

It was back in November that Mark Robins’ side won three on the bounce and went four games unbeaten.

However, the Reds’ away form has not been great - they have won just three of their 18 games.

“Our away form hasn’t been the best this season; it’s frustrating when you don’t know what you’re going to get every game,” admitted Robins.

“We’ve been a mid-table side this season, but winning does breed confidence and we’ve had a good win over Scunthorpe on Tuesday night.

“We’re looking forward to playing Cardiff; it’s always a good place to go and we enjoyed a good performance at their place last year.

“It all depends on how we’re approaching the game and our mental state.

“It’s been difficult this season because we have been inconsistent, but there are still a lot of points to play for.

“We’ve got to see what we can come up with.

“It did us the world of good beating Scunthorpe, so hopefully now we can string together back-to-back wins.

“We don’t want to build everybody’s hopes up, but at the same time we don’t want to dash them.

“We’re going there to try to win this game.

“We always try to win and won’t be going there with any negativity.

“We’ve got a good young squad who are inconsistent, but we’re trying to build something special at the club - and that’s going to take time.”

Defender Bobby Hassell and Argentinean midfielder Hugo Colace are both expected to return to the squad for the trip to Wales having recovered from injuries.

But centre-back Stephen Foster and fellow defender Luke Potter remain long-term injury absentees.

Meanwhile, the Reds’ Central Division reserve team fixture away to Derby County in April has been re-scheduled.

The encounter was due to take place on Wednesday April 20, but the Rams’ involvement in the final of the Derbyshire Senior Cup against Buxton Town on the same day has forced the game to be brought forward by a week.

It will now be played on Wednesday April 13 at Belper Town’s Christchurch Meadow, 7pm kick-off.