Barnsley travel to Exeter City tomorrow night with faint automatic promotion hopes still intact, with The Tykes winning their last four matches convincingly in League One action.
Their last victory was the most impressive, unsettling Darren Moore’s Sheffield Wednesday throughout the 90 minutes at Oakwell. This resulted in a 4-2 victory, Max Watters and Liam Kitching netting late on to end The Owls’ astounding 23 match unbeaten run.
Now, Michael Duff’s men have Exeter City in their sights.
The Barnsley manager isn’t however getting carried away by his side’s recent blistering form, calling for calm ahead of what could be an unpredictable few game weeks.
He hasn’t even looked at the current league standings, The Tykes six points off that coveted 2nd spot.
He said: “I’ve genuinely not thought about it. One thing the weekend does show you, you can’t take anything for granted.
“No matter how much you think ‘that’s a banker’ – you look at some of the results from the weekend. It has a funny habit, football, of kicking you in the nether regions. We just need to keep focussed on ourselves.”
Gary Caldwell’s Exeter City do come into this contest off the back of a barnstorming 5-0 victory over Accrington Stanley, Grecians new boy Demetri Mitchell scoring the pick of the bunch in a resounding win.
Another new face in the building at Exeter also scored against John Coleman’s Stanley, ex Hull City striker James Scott netting Exeter’s fourth of the contest.
He spoke to Exeter City’s website about the almighty challenge of Barnsley at St James Park on Tuesday evening.
He said: “Barnsley are on fire right now, 12 unbeaten but we’ve just won 5-0 and if we take that into the game I feel we can beat them.
“We will recover, eat well and drink well on Sunday, then come back in on Monday and go over everything and go again on Tuesday.
“I’m knocking on Gary’s door every day for a start! But seriously the team is doing so well and I’m happy and when I come on I try and do my best and give my all.”
Exeter City v Barnsley will kick-off at St James Park on Tuesday evening at 7:45pm. YouTube highlights will be available on both Exeter and Barnsley’s channels after.