Date: 6th August 2013 at 1:47pm
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Barnsley will be hoping to get their season up and running when they entertain Scunthorpe in the league cup.

Vital Quotes:Oldtimetyke

Saturday was awful, the super reds need a big performance in this one.

Barnsley Team News:

Barnsley will be without the suspended Dale Jennings.

Kelvin Etuhu and Paul Digby are both expected to miss out.

Lewin Nyatanga could be fit but may not be risked.

Before the performance against Wigan, Flitcroft may have wanted to give his fringe players a run in this one. I don`t think he should and he should pick his best team. They need to get back on the horse.

The team I think he should pick assuming the above is right on injury front:

GK Steele
CB Cranie
CB Nyatanga
CB Kennedy
RWB Wiseman
LWB Golbourne
CM Dawson
CM Perkins
CM Mellis
St Dagnall
St O`Grady


Player to watch: Perkins

I`m looking for a positive response from him after the performance on Saturday.

Scunthorpe Team News:

Scunthorpe have Eddie Nolan suspended while Jordan Clark is of course ineligible.

Player to watch: Sparrow

Match Facts & Stats

Barnsley have won just one of six competitive games against Scunthorpe since 2008.

The last team these sides met in the league cup was in 1980-81 when Barnsley won 3 – 1 over two legs.

Barnsley have lost their last three home games in the league cup without scoring a goal.

Barnsley`s record against sides from the fourth tier in league cup clashes reads won four, lost three.

Chris Dagnall has scored six goals in his last six league cup appearances.

Match Prediction:

Let`s have your predictions.

Next Fixtures:

Away at Blackpool on Saturday.