Team news is in. Aden Flint is back in the starting line up

Last updated : 27 January 2021 By Michael Morris

Cardiff City: Smithies; Ng, Flint, Nelson, Bagan; Ralls, Vaulks, Bacuna; Ojo, Moore, Hoilett.


Subs: Phillips, Morrison, Sang, Pack, Wilson, Murphy, Harris, Davies, Glatzel.

Match facts

  • Barnsley have lost their last five league matches against Cardiff City, losing 3-0 earlier this season.
  • Cardiff City have won seven of their last 10 away league matches against Barnsley (D2 L1), keeping a clean sheet in their last three visits to Oakwell.
  • None of Barnsley’s nine home Championship matches under Valérien Ismaël have been drawn – they have won six and lost three since the Frenchman took over at Oakwell.
  • This will be Mick McCarthy’s first game in charge of Cardiff – his last Championship match was also against Barnsley in April 2018 with Ipswich, a 1-0 win. Indeed, Barnsley-born McCarthy is unbeaten in nine Championship meetings with the Tykes (W4 D5).
  • Cardiff striker Kieffer Moore, who netted 21 goals in 51 league appearances for Barnsley between 2017 and 2019, has never scored against the Tykes in the EFL in six previous appearances against his former employers.