BARNSLEY face in-form Burton Albion today but not their loanee Jasper Moon who has a long-term contract at Oakwell.

The Reds have sold their full 1,648 allocation for the away end for the 3pm kick-off as they search for a tenth away league win of the season.

The previous meeting on December 17 saw Barnsley win 2-0 thanks to a brace by former Brewer Devante Cole which left the Staffordshire club second-bottom and five points from safety.

But they have won eight of their last 15 games, moving them up 18th – seven points clear of danger.

Dino Maamria’s side drew 0-0 at Cheltenham Town on Saturday.

Reds head coach Michael Duff said: “Dino has done a brilliant job to get them up the table.

“They won’t think they are safe but they look like they have done enough.

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“They probably need one more win but we don’t want it to be against us.

“The pitch is terrible, they play aggressive in-your-face football.

“It will be tough.

“Whatever type of game it is, whatever the pitch looks like, whatever team they play – we just need to find a way to win.

“We want to go and play decent football and score three or four goals but it’s unlikely because they are scrapping for their lives.”

Barnsley loanee Jasper Moon has started Burton’s last 11 games, winning six, and earning praise for his performances on the left of a back three.

The centre-back, 22, was sent out on loan in January after not playing any league football in the first half of the campaign.

Moon – who signed a long-term contract at Oakwell this season – is not eligible to play against his parent club.

Duff said: “We are glad he’s not playing because we think he’s a good player.

“But I don’t know if it weakens them. It gives someone else an opportunity.

“He has had a few headlines and made an unbelievable block against Cheltenham last week.

“I didn’t really want to let him go.

“But it was the right thing to do to get him a run of games.

“He’s done well and been part of their recovery.

“He’s learning and will only come back a better player.

“His future will be down to how he comes back next season and who else is here.”

The only team who have more headed goals than Burton’s 13 in League One this season is Barnsley with 14.

Their top-scorer is still Victor Adeboyejo who was sold to Bolton Wanderers in January after netting 13 goals this season, following his exit from Oakwell last summer.

Another former Reds striker Sam Winnall is out for the season with injury.

As well as Cole, Barnsley goalkeeper Brad Collins also played for Burton Albion – spending the 2018/19 season on loan at the Pirelli Stadium.

Collins played in Burton’s 3-1 win over Barnsley on April 6 2019, which was the Reds’ last trip to Albion.

The clubs have met ten times, with Barnsley winning four, drawing four and losing two.

The Reds’ only win in four trips to Burton was a 4-2 success in October 2017.