Barnsley vs Charlton Athletic Preview
Barnsley vs Charlton Athletic Preview

Bitter rivals,Millwall, head to Oakwell to face Barnsley. A few hours later they return home to South London with all three points ‎ following a 2-0 win.

What is the significance of that result? Well, it is the last time Barnsley lost at home. Not that Charlton will feel daunted, fans will remember the Addicks winning 6-0 there a few years back.

But the Tykes are a formidable outfit at home. Despite losing 4-0 at Hillsborough last week, they started the season with a home win against Fulham‎.

Lee Bowyer is fully aware of size of the task at hand:
“Its going to be tough, they got a good result at home in their first game against Fulham. I’ve watched them. 

“They worked hard. They’re a physical side and they’ve got players that can hurt you. We have to respect them because they finished above us last year. 

“We know they’re a good side and they’ve spent money in the summer so it’s going to be tough. 

“Every game Is going to be tough but if we go about it in the right way and we apply ourselves in the right way and compete, because we’re definitely going to have to compete with them, and if we do that then hopefully we get a result we want and that’s a win.

“I believe in the players I have, and they’ll give everything, and we’ll see what we come back with on Saturday.”

Bowyer has no fresh injury worries and may stick with the team that beat Stoke last week:‎Phillips; Solly, Lockyer, Pearce, Purrington; Pratley, Cullen, Gallagher, Williams; Leko, Taylor.
Subs: Amos, Oshilaja, Sarr, Field, Forster-Caskey, Bonne.

The referee will be Matthew Donohue from Manchester.
As Bowyer says, it will be a tough‎ task. But such is the spirit within the camp, the manager will be disappointed if his team come away from Oakwell empty handed.