• 1:58pm
    Hello and welcome to the Chronicle’s live text coverage of Barnsley’s game at Preston North End from 3pm.
  • 2:00pm
    Clarke Oduor comes into the team here at Deepdale.
  • 2:01pm
    BARNSLEY: Brad Collins, Callum Styles, Liam Kitching, Mads Andersen, Michal Helik, Callum Brittain, Claudio Gomes, Romal Palmer, Clarke Oduor, Carlton Morris, Cauley Woodrow.
  • 2:02pm
    Subs for the Reds: Daniel Jinadu, Jordan Williams, Josh Benson, Aaron Leya Iseka, Jasper Moon, Remy Vita, Victor Adeboyejo.
  • 2:03pm
    Both Liam Lindsay and Brad Potts on the bench for Preston here today.
  • 2:04pm
    PRESTON: Daniel Iverson, Sepp Van Den Berg, Ben Whiteman, Partrick Bauer, Alan Browne, Daniel Johnson, Ali McCann, Andrew Hughes, Emil Riis, Sean Maguire and Josh Earl.
  • 2:04pm
    Subs: Mathew Hudson, Greg Cunningham, Liam Lindsay, Joe Rafferty, Ryan Ledson, Scott Sinclair and Brad Potts.
  • 2:04pm
    Barnsley are second-bottom in the Championship, eight points from safety.
  • 2:07pm
    The Reds are the only Championship side not to win away this season while the other EFL teams still waiting for a victory on their travels are Doncaster Rovers, Crewe Alexandra, Shrewsbury Town and Scunthorpe United.
  • 2:10pm
    Barnsley ended a run of five straight away losses with a 0-0 draw at Peterborough but they have just four points from ten games on the road.
  • 2:12pm
    They had 950 fans at Fulham and 1,208 at Peterborough. Head coach Poya Asbaghi said: “We had not won away, we were not on good form, and there was traffic chaos all over England with the weather, but still we had that many people at Peterborough. If they can come on that day, they will always be with us and that’s an encouraging thought. We want to encourage them as well and pay them back.”
  • 2:15pm
    The Lilywhites sacked manager Frankie McAvoy on Monday, and replaced him with Ryan Lowe, who moved from Plymouth Argyle.
  • 2:18pm
    McAvoy had been in his first full season in charge of a team having been assistant to former Barnsley midfielder Alex Neill who was sacked in March.
  • 2:21pm
    Preston are 18th in the table, 12 points clear of second-bottom Barnsley and nine outside of the relegation zone.
  • 2:24pm
    They have won just one of their last five games, losing three including a 1-0 defeat at Lancashire rivals Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.
  • 2:26pm
    Asbaghi said: “Always when a team changes the coach in the week before the next game, it is more difficult to analyse. For us it’s even more important we concentrate more on us. We know a little bit about them but we are working on us. They will come out with energy and try to press us as home with a new manager.
  • 2:29pm
    Asbaghi, having taken over at Oakwell three weeks ago, knows it is vital to make a fast impact. He said: “If you don’t know what you’re doing, it won’t take long until the players understand this and you will lose belief in the locker room and the whole club.”
  • 2:30pm
    Midfielder Claudio Gomes said: "It will be a tough game but we prepare really well. We will go there to win because we need to win. We have improved a lot but now we have to win, for our mindset and our feeling and for everyone at the club."
  • 2:32pm
    Preston’s home form has been indifferent as, after a 4-1 thrashing by Hull on the opening day, they were unbeaten in seven at Deepdale, with four wins, before losing 2-1 to struggling Cardiff then drawing 1-1 with leaders Fulham.
  • 2:34pm
    Preston have Brad Potts and Liam Lindsay, who helped Barnsley to promotion in the 2019/20 season.
  • 2:40pm
    Midfielder Potts – who played 67 Reds games from summer 2017 to January 2019 when he was sold to the Lilywhites for £1.5million – has made two league starts and 11 substitute appearances this season. He has not played for a month.
  • 2:44pm
    Lindsay made 90 appearances for Barnsley before moving for a reported £2.5million in summer 2019 to Stoke City who rarely played him and loaned him to Preston earlier this year. The Scottish centre-back made the move permanent in the summer then started the first three games of the season before spending two and a half months on the bench or out of the squad. He has returned to the 11 for the last two games.
  • 2:45pm
    This will be the 61st meeting of the clubs. Barnsley have won 21 and lost 25.
  • 2:49pm
    The Reds’ only victory in the last seven meetings was last season at Oakwell – almost a year to the day on December 15 – when substitute Victor Adeboyejo got the late winner after Alex Mowatt had cancelled out Sean Maguire’s second-minute opener.
  • 2:49pm
    They won just two of 18 trips to Preston in the 20th century, mostly pre Second World War, but triumphed six times in ten visits between 2000 and 2016, with the most recent win being by a 2-1 scoreline thanks to goals by Sam Winnall and Adam Armstrong.
  • 2:53pm
    They then drew 1-1 the following season – with a goal by Potts – before a harrowing 5-1 loss in October 2019 which prompted the sacking of Daniel Stendel and a 2-0 defeat in their final away league match of last season with the play-offs already assured.
  • 3:01pm
    The Reds kick the game off.
  • 3:02pm
    1 Helik is starting on the right side of the defence for the second game in a row. Clarke Oduor starts on the right of a front three.
  • 3:03pm
    2 Daniel Johnson should do better from inside the Barnsley box, but his effort is well over the bar. Let off for the Reds.
  • 3:05pm
    4 Preston have been on top in the opening exchanges. Barnsley haven't managed to create any chances as of yet.
  • 3:08pm
    7 Preston whip the ball in from the left, where they've found a lot of space, but it's straight into the hands of Collins.
  • 3:08pm
    8 Kitching does well to block off Alan Browne as he looks to break free.
  • 3:11pm
    11 The Reds can't get on the ball so far here at Deepdale. Preston controlling the game and look more dangerous on the attack.
  • 3:13pm
    12 Daniel Johnson looks to chase down a long ball out of defence, but Brad Collins comes out and slices it out of play.
  • 3:14pm
    14 Emil Riis completely fools the Barnsley defence by letting the ball run through his legs, but his cross is intercepted well by Andersen.
  • 3:16pm
    16 Liam Kitching goes all the way from defence, playing a one-two with a Preston player, before firing the ball ten yards over the Preston goal.
  • 3:17pm
    17 It's a corner for the Reds. Woodrow to take.
  • 3:18pm
    18 A wonderful ball in from Woodrow sees Morris connect with his head. His effort smashes off the crossbar and Helik's rebound is easily smothered by Iverson. Great chance.
  • 3:20pm
    19 Another great chance for the Reds after Gomes whips in a cross to Woodrow, whose header is just over. Reds are starting to pick up the pace here at Deepdale.
  • 3:23pm
    23 Daniel Johnson hacks down Carlton Morris as the Reds look to break but there's no yellow card to accompany the foul.
  • 3:24pm
    24 Corner for Preston after Daniel Johnson's cross is blocked by Mads.
  • 3:25pm
    25 Andrew Hughes comes close for Preston after his header falls just wide of the goal.
  • 3:26pm
    25 The Reds nearly get themselves into trouble after Collins' pass is picked off by a Preston striker, but nothing comes of it in the end.
  • 3:27pm
    26 Maguire heads the ball towards goal but it flies aimlessly wide of Brad Collins in the Barnsley net.
  • 3:27pm
    27 Cauley Woodrow
  • 3:28pm
    The Barnsley skipper is booked for a late challenge on Josh Earl. Preston fans wanted a red but there wasn't anything malicious in it.
  • 3:30pm
    29 A great chance for Preston to take the lead following a series of great passes but their effort was blocked. Barnsley went straight up the other end and it looked like Palmer was hacked down by Johnson just outside the box - nothing given.
  • 3:32pm
    32 Helik with an absolutely fantastic block to deny Maguire who should have opened the scoring. The Barnsley centre back did well to block off both the shot and the pass and the Reds clear the ball.
  • 3:35pm
    34 Preston are getting their best luck dow the left hand side of the pitch, Josh Earl is linking well with the front line but so far Callum Brittain has done well to keep them at bay,
  • 3:38pm
    37 Emil Riis plays a ball across the Barnsley box but it fortunately narrowly misses all the Preston forwards. Let-off for Poya Asbaghi's side.
  • 3:40pm
    39 A great nutmeg from Callum Brittain gets the ball away from danger. His pass to Woodrow is blocked off but it's a throw-in for the Reds.
  • 3:41pm
    40 Barnsley play themselves into trouble again but Helik manages to stab the ball out of play for a Preston throw-in.
  • 3:42pm
    42 Chance for the Reds to get the ball into the box before half time. A free kick just inside the Preston half. Brittain or Styles to take,
  • 3:43pm
    42 It's claimed easily by the Preston keeper and they now look to break but Andersen does well to intercept.
  • 3:43pm
    43 Carlton Morris runs down the left wing and into the Preston box, chopping inside but his effort is well wide.
  • 3:45pm
    44 Barnsley should take the lead. Morris breaks free and is all alone in the Preston half, he breaks into the box and plays a ball across to Oduor but he can't connect. Seconds later and a Woodrow effort from 30 yards is collected easily by. Iverson.
  • 3:46pm
    One minuter added time.
  • 3:47pm
    HALF TIME: The Reds should have a corner but the referee blows for half time. 0-0 at the break, neither side has really taken control of the game so far.
  • 4:05pm
    Preston get the second half underway.
  • 4:05pm
    No changes for either side at the break. The Reds are kicking towards the travelling fans.
  • 4:06pm
    47 Styles finds himself in a heap of space and lays the ball off to Oduor who finds himself unmarked in the box. His effort is saved easily. Seconds later and Woodrow picks up the ball and shoots narrowly wide. Great start from the Reds.
  • 4:08pm
    49 The Reds have started the second half brightly. Pressing well up front but have nothing to show for it as of yet.
  • 4:09pm
    50 Corner for Preston, Daniel Johnson to take.
  • 4:10pm
    51 Nothing comes from the corner and now the Reds have the ball further up the pitch.
  • 4:12pm
    53 There was a chance for Brittain to whip a ball in but his free kick comes to nothing and Preston break on the counter.
  • 4:14pm
    55 Riis had a good chance to get a shot away for the home side but he's quickly closed down and the chance comes to nothing. No one has taken control of the game yet but the Reds do look dangerous when attacking.
  • 4:15pm
    Alan Browne
  • 4:16pm
    57 Alan Browne finds himself completely open on the right hand side of the Barnsley box and fires past Collins.
  • 4:18pm
    59 It's a corner for Preston, who have been constantly on the attack since their goal, after Gomes mis-kicks the ball out of play.
  • 4:20pm
    61 Daniel Johnson hacks down Clarke Oduor in the centre of the pitch to break up a spell of constant Preston attacks,
  • 4:21pm
    62 It looks like Morris is tripped by Van Den Berg inside the Preston box but the referee waves away appeals. It looked like a clear trip.
  • 4:23pm
    64 The Reds have been on top in the last couple of minutes. Carlton Morris is looking lively and probably should have won a penalty.
  • 4:23pm
    Cauley Woodrow
  • 4:24pm
    65 It's Woodrow's fourth goal of the season after Brittain's poor shot finds his head and he puts it into the net. Nothing less than the Reds deserve.
  • 4:26pm
    68 Barnsley fans are in fine voice here at Deepdale and the away side are certainly on top now.
  • 4:27pm
    68 It's a corner for the Reds, who are piling the pressure on the Preston defence.
  • 4:28pm
    Ali McCann
  • 4:28pm
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    Ryan Ledson
  • 4:28pm
    Sean Maguire
  • 4:28pm
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    Scott Sinclair
  • 4:28pm
    70 It's a double change from new manager Ryan Lowe, who will be looking to stop the Reds from grabbing a winner here.
  • 4:31pm
    72 The home side have come back into the game now and it's even once more. Both sides will be looking for the winner in the final 20 minutes or so,
  • 4:32pm
    74 A tame effort from Ledson rolls into the hands of Collins. The Reds are about to make a sub.
  • 4:33pm
    74 Carlton Morris has an effort blocked on the edge of the area after good work from Woodrow.
  • 4:34pm
    75 There's a break in play as both Van Den Berg and Morris are down injured. Cauley is also down on the deck.
  • 4:35pm
    Clarke Oduor
  • 4:35pm
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    Aaron Leya Iseka
  • 4:35pm
    77 Oduor had looked tired and so it's a positive move from Asbaghi.
  • 4:36pm
    Mads Andersen is booked for a late challenge and Preston have a free kick just outside the box, though it is closer to the corner flag.
  • 4:37pm
    Daniel Johnson
  • 4:37pm
    78 Daniel Johnson scores from a well-worked free kick.
  • 4:38pm
    79 Just over ten minutes for the Reds to get something from this game. They've looked the better side in the second half but find themselves 2-1 behind.
  • 4:41pm
    82 Fantastic save from Collins who tips the ball behind after a Ledson deflected effort.
  • 4:42pm
    Callum Styles
  • 4:42pm
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    Josh Benson
  • 4:42pm
    Cauley Woodrow
  • 4:42pm
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    Victor Adeboyejo
  • 4:43pm
    83 Victor comes on for Woodrow who looks to be injured.
  • 4:45pm
    85 It's good play from the Reds before Brittain picks up the ball on the right and crosses high and wide of the Preston goal.
  • 4:46pm
    86 Josh Benson breaks free and plays in Morris, but his cross doesn't find anyone and it's smothered by Iverson.
  • 4:48pm
    Daniel Johnson
  • 4:48pm
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    Brad Potts
  • 4:49pm
    89 The ex-Reds man comes onto the pitch with very little time remaining.
  • 4:49pm
    Five minutes added on.
  • 4:49pm
    90 There's still time for the Reds to grab an equaliser here.
  • 4:51pm
    92 The home side are doing well to just keep the ball in the corner and the Reds can't seem to get it back.
  • 4:53pm
    94 Corner to Preston. The Reds fans are still louder than the home side here despite being behind.
  • 4:54pm
    FULL TIME: Preston win the game 2-1 and the Reds are still winless under Poya Asbaghi.
  • 4:55pm
    The Reds players look distraught at the full time whistle but they'll travel back to Oakwell with no points.