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Preview: Barnsley (A)

The Robins kick off their first of back-to-back away games with a trip to Oakwell this Friday night (7.45pm KO).

The Sky Sports cameras will be in town for the Sky Bet Championship fixture versus caretaker boss Adam Murray's Tykes.

He took over following Daniel Stendel's departure at recently-promoted Barnsley, who sit bottom of the table with one win so far amid a rocky return to life in the second tier.

Meanwhile, City have shown character in recent games to pick up four points from a possible six in their bid to keep themselves in the top of the table contest.


  • Date: Friday, November 1st 2019
  • Kick-off: 7.45pm KO
  • Competition: Sky Bet Championship
  • Where: Oakwell
  • Officials: Jarred Gillett (referee), Shaun Hudson and Daniel Leach (assistant referees), Carl Boyeson (fourth official)


Bristol City v Barnsley:
W: 43 (45%)
D: 22
L: 30


FORM - Last five games:
Bristol City: DWLWD
Barnsley: DLDDL


  • Bristol City announced a pre-tax profit of £10.954m for the 2018/19 financial year, announcing details of the latest financial results this week.
  • Head Coach Lee Johnson has been shortlisted for the Professional Coach of the Year award at the Bristol Post Sports Awards.
  • Tickets are now on general sale for City's festive fixtures at Ashton Gate.
  • Korey Smith and Tomas Kalas have returned to training following their long-term injuries. 
  • Barnsley's Samuel Radlinger and Patrick Schmidt played for the Under-23s this week as they look to get back into Murray's squad selection.

Word from the camp

We caught up with Tommy Rowe ahead of Barnsley, who discusses his 'next-game mentality' and says the squad is always pushing to do better.

Assistant Head Coach Jamie McAllister previews Friday night's trip, which will be broadcast live on Sky Sports


Bristol City 5-3 Barnsley
Saturday, February 23rd 2013
Sky Bet Championship
Scorer: Jon Stead 16, 52, Liam Fontaine 35, Lewin Nyatanga 55, Steve Davies 57.
Att: 13,008

City are unbeaten in their last seven meetings with Barnsley, September 1st 2012 the last time the Tykes took all three points off the Robins.

But the current run over Barnsley (W3, D4) all began with a 5-3 victory in February of the 2012/13 season.

Jon Stead scored twice, with Liam Fontaine and Lewin Nyatanga putting City 4-0 ahead before Chris O'Grady pulled a goal back for the Tykes. Steve Davies added City's fifth of the day before a late fightback from Tomasz Cywka and Jason Scotland proved no more than consolation goals.

Bristol City XI: Heaton, Moloney, Fontaine, Nyatanga, Cunningham, Anderson (Adomah, 76), Elliott, Kelly (Kilkenny, 76), Pearson (Howard 79), Davies, Stead. Subs not used: Gerken, Bates, Foster, Burns.


Friday's match will not be live streamed due to the match being broadcast by Sky Sports.

Tickets are available through the City website until Friday morning - full details here - after which any remaining tickets can be bought on the night at Oakwell.

For discounted train travel, exclusive to City supporters, click here.