So football is back after the longest International Break in the history of the world and Barnsley resume their Championship campaign against fellow promotion hopefuls Reading. This being a 5:30pm kick off on Good Friday in front of the Sky cameras at Oakwell.
Hopefully Helik hasn’t lost any confidence after conceding a penalty for Poland against England.
Here we take a look at our past clashes with Reading.
The head to head stands at:
Barnsley wins 26
Reading wins 31
The last two outings against Reading have both resulted in Reading victories by the scoreline of 2 – 0. These were in September 2020 and February 2020.
The two encounters prior to that were both 1 – 1 draws in December 2019 and December 2017.
The December 2017 fixture saw Ethan Pinnock net a 90th Minute equalizer for the reds. The Barnsley team that day was:
Davies, Yiadom, Pinnock, Lindsey, Fryers, Gardner, Williams, Hammill, Barnes, Thiam, Bradshaw.
McCarthy, Isgrove, Ugbo, Townsend, Potts, Bird, Mallan.
In November 2017, the reds lost 3 – 0 at Reading. The Barnsley team that day was:
Davies, Yiadom, MacDonald, Lindsey, Fryers, Gardner, Williams, Potts, Moncur, Barnes, Ugbo.
Bradshaw, Pearson, Thiam, Townsend, McCarthy, McGeehan, Hedges.
In February 2017 the two side played out a goalless draw. The Barnsley team that day was:
Davies, Yiadom, Roberts, MacDonald, Jones, James, Scowen, Williams, Hammill, Watkins, Bradshaw.
Moncur, Armstrong, Kent, Townsend, Elder, Evans, Hedges.
September 2017 saw Reading win 2 – 1 with Adam Armstrong netting a consolation goal in the 81st minute. The reds line-up that day was:
Davies, Yiadom, Roberts, MacDonald, White, Scowen, Hourihane, Hammill, Kent, Winnall, Armstrong.
You have to go to March 2014 for the last Barnsley victory. Dawson, Noble-Lazarus and Jennings on target for the reds in a 3 – 1 victory. The reds lined up that day as:
Steele, Etuhu, M’Voto, Nyatanga, Kennedy, Dawson, Lawrence, Cywka, Jennings, O’Grady, Pedersen.
Noble-Lazarus, Frimpong, Turner, Hassell, Mellis, McCourt, Proschwitz.