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Match Preview: Barnsley (A)

All Set For Final Away Game of the Season

26 April 2019

Blackpool's penultimate match of the season takes place tomorrow, with The Seasiders coming up against promotion-chasing Barnsley.

Bouyed by a last-gasp victory over Fleetwood Town on Monday, the team head out on the road unbeaten in their last three away fixtures. 

The hosts, meanwhile, sit second in Sky Bet League One after winning three games on the spin. The Tykes are also unbeaten in the league at Oakwell this season. 

Team News: 

Blackpool will make a check on the availability of Matty Virtue, who was forced off with a gash to his leg against Fleetwood on Monday. Mark Howard, Ollie Turton and Max Clayton are definitely out. 

It's virtually a fully fit squad for Barnsley boss Daniel Stendel to choose from, with only long-term absentee Kenny Dougall missing. Striker Kieffer Moore, on 18 goals for the campaign, is pushing for a start after recently recovering from injury. 

The Referee: 

John Busby will oversee proceedings at Oakwell, having last refereed the club at Charlton in December 2017. 

The official has taken charge of 40 matches to date this season, handing out 95 yellow cards and five red ones. 


Advance tickets for this match have now gone off-sale, however supporters can still purchase tickets on the day. 

A £2 increase now applies to the previously advertised prices, meaning that tickets are now priced as follows: 

- £25 for Adults
- £18 for Seniors (65 and Over)
- £18 for 19-21-year-olds
- £12 for 12-18-year-olds
- £7 for Under-12s*

*Under-12 tickets must be purchased with an adult or senior. 

Please note: 12-18 and under-12 tickets must be purchased from the Barnsley ticket office in good time prior to kick-off. Supporters can pay for adult, senior and 19-21 admission (cash only) on the turnstiles.  

Important notice from Barnsley: 

Specially trained ‘sniffer dogs’ will be used at Oakwell on Saturday ahead of the Sky Bet League One Clash with Blackpool FC at Oakwell.

The dogs will be searching for all pyrotechnics that anyone may attempt to bring into the ground. The EFL is re-launching its commitment to tackle the use of pyrotechnics, which includes smoke bombs, flares and fireworks within EFL football grounds.  This was initially launched in November 2017 that saw all 72 Clubs sign up to a new Club Charter on Pyrotechnics.

Since the Charter was signed EFL Clubs have been taking strong and decisive action against any fans found attempting to bring a banned item into a ground, or those who discharge pyrotechnics.

Elsewhere In Sky Bet League One: 

Accrington Stanley vs Plymouth Argyle
AFC Wimbledon vs Wycombe Wanderers
Burton Albion vs Luton Town
Fleetwood Town vs Bristol Rovers
Gillingham vs Charlton Athletic
Oxford United vs Doncaster Rovers
Rochdale vs Southend United
Scunthorpe United vs Bradford City
Sunderland vs Portsmouth
Walsall vs Peterborough United

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