Match Preview | Barnsley (H)

The Hatters return to Kenilworth Road for the arrival of Barnsley on Easter Monday looking to avenge weekend defeat.


It was a disappointing two-nil loss against Derby as Sky Bet Championship action resumed after the international break, whereas Barnsley picked up a point against Reading in a hard-fought contest at Oakwell.

Nathan Jones said:


Barnsley were relegated from the Championship in 2018 but regained their place in the second tier the following campaign, finishing second behind the Hatters in League One.

Alike Luton, Barnsley stayed up on the last day of last season in miraculous fashion and this term they have been the surprise package in the league as they currently occupy a position in the play-off places.

The Manager – Valerien Ismael

The Frenchman arrived at Oakwell in October 2020 and made an instant impact, bringing with him a new philosophy and style of football that has seen Barnsley enjoy a meteoric rise up the table.

Main Threat – Alex Mowatt

Captain Alex Mowatt has played an influential role in helping Barnsley towards their play-off aspirations, contributing seven goals and seven assists from midfield.

When and where?

Kick-off is 3pm at Kenilworth Road on Monday 5th April.

Man in the middle?

The referee for Monday’s fixture is Matt Donohue – who most recently took charge of the Hatters during the 2-1 Boxing Day loss against Reading.

Played before?

The two sides met on the opening weekend of the weekend and James Collins’ strike was the difference at Oakwell.

You can watch the highlights from that match via the YouTube link below…

Follow the action

Our home game against Barnsley on Easter Monday will be available as usual to season ticket holders automatically.

While games are being played behind closed doors, all of the money from your match pass comes directly back to the Club - an incredibly important source of income during the pandemic.

So click here to register your match passes in plenty of time ahead of kick-off, then sit back, relax and enjoy the action on your laptops, or via the EFL app on your phone or tablets.

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