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Match Preview – Barnsley vs Shrewsbury

Last Updated: 18/04/19 1:31pm

Barnsley will hope to have Liam Lindsay available for the visit of Shrewsbury.

The highly-rated defender missed Saturday’s win over Fleetwood but has returned to training. Adam Jackson deputised for Lindsay at the weekend and could retain his place in the starting XI.

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Forward Victor Adeboyejo played for the club’s under-23 side in midweek after being short of playing time in recent weeks.

Shrewsbury midfielder David Edwards is expected to miss the rest of the season after undergoing ankle ligament surgery on Tuesday. The Wales international has only made six appearances since he returned to the club in January.

Goalkeeper Steve Arnold remains on the treatment table with a hamstring strain and could also miss the final four games of the campaign. Shrewsbury are 13th in Sky Bet League One, six points above the relegation zone.

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Highlights of the Sky Bet League One game between Barnsley and Fleetwood.

Highlights of the Sky Bet League One game between Barnsley and Fleetwood.

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Barnsley have won five of their last eight league encounters with Shrewsbury (D1 L2), although those defeats have come in two of the last three games.

Shrewsbury haven’t completed a league double over Barnsley since the 1971-72 season, the only occasion they’ve achieved such a feat.

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Highlights of the Sky Bet League One game between Gillingham and Shrewsbury.

Highlights of the Sky Bet League One game between Gillingham and Shrewsbury.

Barnsley have won eight of their last 11 home league games (D3), although those three draws have come in their last five at Oakwell.

Shrewsbury have won successive league away trips for the first time this season; they had only won two of their previous 19 on the road during this campaign (D6 L11).

Barnsley have kept 20 clean sheets in the league this season; more than any other team in the English top four tiers.

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