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PREVIEW: BARNSLEY (H)

30 October 2015

The Iron host Barnsley at Glanford Park on Saturday and will be looking to continue to climb the League One table.

Mark Robins’ side have won four of their last five matches, climbing into the top half of the table as a result.

Paddy Madden has also been in excellent form for United and is now the League One top scorer, with nine goals to his name.

Barnsley head to Glanford Park out of form though, having lost their last five matches in a row, slipping into the bottom four.

They will hope to bounce back from their last defeat, which was a 1-0 loss at home to Fleetwood.



Iron boss Mark Robins has a strong squad to choose from for the clash with Barnsley, with no new injury concerns.

Joe Lolley has extended his loan from Huddersfield Town so will continue to push to be involved in the starting line-up.

Darius Henderson played for the development squad in midweek and is pushing for a return, meaning only the long-term absentees will be missing.



Young defender Alfie Mawson has excelled in a Barnsley side that have struggled this campaign, demonstrating why he is rated very highly.

He has found the net three times already this season, in what is his debut year with the club after joining on a free.

Mawson started out at Brentford, but did not really make an impact at the West London side so went out on loan a few times.

He had two spells for Maidenhead United in the Conference south, before also linking up with Luton and Welling on short-term loans.

It was last season at Wycombe where he made his mark though. Once again on loan, he was nearly ever-present and helped them to the League Two play-offs.

He scored seven times for them and scooped two player of the season awards, which alerted Barnsley to sign him in the summer.



This will be the third time already that the two sides have met this campaign, with Barnsley getting the better of the Iron twice.

The Tykes won on penalties in the Capital One Cup, whilst also enjoying a 2-1 win in the last meeting between the sides.

Lewin Nyatanga and Marley Watkins were both on target for Barnsley, with Charlie Goode netting for the Iron as they crashed out of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

The last league meeting between the sides also went in favour of the Tykes as they won 1-0 at Glanford Park in February.

Josh Scowen netted the only goal from the spot, although Barnsley played most of the second half with ten men after Jean-Yves Mvoto’s sending off.



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