Some of the latest Barnsley FC stories.
CONNELL RETURNS WITH U21S
Luca Connell played the first 30 minutes, as planned, in Barnsley under 21s’ 5-0 loss at Wigan Athletic on Monday.
Star midfielder Connell, who has missed the whole season through illness, is understood to have come through his first half an hour of competitive football with no issues.
The hosts netted four in the first half and another after the break.
COLLINS WON’T MAKE ‘LOADS OF CHANGES’ FOR HORSHAM
Neill Collins does not ‘expect to make loads of changes’ for Barnsley’s FA Cup tie with Horsham.
The Reds host the seventh-tier part-timers from Sussex from 7.45pm on Friday in the first round.
Head coach Collins told the Chronicle: “It’s the FA Cup. We want to win. We have options with the squad we have.
“I will pick a team I expect to win. We’re on a good run so I don’t expect to make loads of changes.”
NZONDO HAT-TRICK FOR UNDER 18S
Emmaisa Nzondo continued his fine form with a hat-trick as Barnsley under 18s won 4-1 at home to Crewe Alexandra on Saturday.
Nzondo, who scored on his first team debut in the EFL Trophy in September, now has nine goals in eight games for the under 18s. Luke Alker also netted.
They are third with 16 points from eight games. They are due to play at Carlisle United tomorrow in the FA Youth Cup.
WOMEN TO PLAY ON MAIN PITCH AGAIN
BARNSLEY FC women are due to play on Oakwell’s main pitch for the second time ever this weekend.
The Reds are due to host Spennymoor on Sunday from 3pm in the North East Premier.
More than 2,000 fans watched their first game on the main pitch in September and they have since been playing on the training pitches at Oakwell.
Their game at South Shields was called off on Sunday.
The fifth-placed Reds have nine points from five games.
LOANEES SHAW AND DALLAS TO FACE EACH OTHER
BARNSLEY’S two loaned-out Scottish strikers are due to face each other on Saturday as Andy Dallas’ Kilmarnock host Oli Shaw’s Motherwell.
Dallas is yet to start for Killie, coming off the bench eight times - five after the 85th minute including the last three.
Shaw made his first start for Motherwell in their 3-3 draw at home to Ross County on Saturday. He has come off the bench five times.
Neither have scored yet after being loaned to clubs in their native Scotland late in the Scottish window. They both also play on Wednesday night.
Aiden Marsh started in York City’s 1-1 draw at home to Halifax Town in the National League.
Kyran Lofthouse started for Gateshead in their 4-0 loss at home to Fylde.