Cardiff City v Barnsley. Match preview

Last updated : 06 March 2018 By Michael Morris

C:WindowsTempphpA7E0.tmpCardiff City take on Barnsley looking for a win that would close the gap on Championship leaders Wolves to just three points.

Both sides had their weekend fixtures called off, and Cardiff's trip to Brentford and Barnsley's home date with Norwich City have been rescheduled for Tuesday 13 March.

Cardiff will hope Callum Paterson can return from injury, but skipper Sean Morrison remains a doubt.

Barnsley defender Ethan Pinnock may be back for the first time since January following a broken bone in his foot, but Adam Jackson will not return until the weekend after being knocked unconscious during last Tuesday's 1-1 draw at Hull.

Opta stats

Cardiff have lost one of their last nine league matches against Barnsley (W5 D3), though that defeat was at the Cardiff City Stadium last season.

The last three Championship matches between these sides at the Cardiff City Stadium have produced 17 goals (nine for Cardiff, eight for Barnsley).

Cardiff have won their last four league games without conceding - they have never won five in a row without conceding in their entire history.

Jose Morais has won four points in his first two away Championship games with Barnsley (W1 D1), as many as previous boss Paul Heckingbottom won his last seven away league matches (W1 D1 L5).

Kenneth Zohore has never scored in three consecutive Championship appearances for Cardiff.

Oliver McBurnie has scored three goals in two away Championship starts for the Tykes.

Match officials

Assistants: Timothy Wood and Akil Howson
Fourth Official: Lee Swabey