Fourth will meet with 19th in League One this Boxing Day as Accrington Stanley and Barnsley clash at the Wham Stadium of the back of a troubling time for John Coleman’s men in the league with the Tykes sitting up in fourth.
Accrington are still coming into this game in winning form, however, despite tumbling down the League One table recently. The club thrashed Burton Albion 4-2 away from in the Football League Trophy, as Harvey Rodgers scored a goal in either half, with Joe Pritchard and Tommy Leigh getting in on the act too.
Back in League One, however, the club are sitting just two points above the relegation but with a game in hand that could propel them up into 18th if other results go their way too. At the same, Accrington have managed to concede 31 times in the league this season and have a bit of concern running through the defence with just five wins and nine defeats already in the league.
As for Barnsley, they have won both their games in December, as the game against Oxford United was postponed two weeks back. Michael Duff’s men edged past Peterborough United at the start of the month in arguably their best away performance of the season.
A 2-0 win at Oakwell against Burton Albion keeps them in fourth and in a comfortable position in the playoffs.
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