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Match Preview: Barnsley v Bristol Rovers

26 October 2018

All the pre-match content heading into Saturday's fixture with Barnsley.

Rovers head into Saturday's game against Barnsley on the back on a midweek victory at the Mem over AFC Wimbledon.

Ed Upson's goal may have been fortunate in nature, but it provided the Gas with a platform in the game, while a teasing cross from Michael Kelly was touched home for an own-goal to secure all three points in the second half.

Rovers now head into a period of four away games on the spin - starting with the long trip to Oakwell on Saturday. 

Darrell's View: The Manager spoke to the press on Friday morning before departing with the squad on the trip north. The Gaffer discussed Saturday's opponents at length and pinpointed Tony Craig for praise after a string of impressive performances from the defender.

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Preview: Darrell on Barnsley

Player's View: Sam Matthews was also on press duty bright and early on Friday and spoke about the importance of carrying momentum from Tuesday's win into the weekend.

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Pre-Match: Graham Coughlan on AFC Wimbledon

Opposition: Barnsley currently hold a playoff berth in Sky Bet League One, after adjusting quickly to life in the third tier following their relegation from the Championship. The Tykes are unbeaten at home so far this season, with just Plymouth, AFC Wimbledon and Walsall picking up points at Oakwell. Saturday's hosts have suffered a slight blip on the road in their last two outings, with defeats away at both Charlton and Shrewsbury. 

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Opposition View: Barnsley

Last Time We Met: Our last clash with Saturday's opponents was an FA Cup fifth round encounter back in February 1999. Barnsley recorded a 4-1 on that day - with the last league meetings between the two sides dating back to March 1993 - meaning Saturday's game with be the first league meeting between both teams in twenty-five years! 

Tickets: Adult tickets will be available on the day of the game - priced at £25 for adults. Please be aware the both the Juvenile 12-18 and Juvenile Under 12 categories will not be available on the day of the game.

Keeping Up With The Game: As usual, we will have updates throughout the game on social media. If you can't make it to Oakwell on Saturday, supporters based abroad will be able to watch the game on iFollow. For more information about iFollow - please click HERE.


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