Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Barnsley will look to stay in the playoffs berth when they take on Bristol Rovers in the League One round 28. The Tykes are eyeing their first league win of the year and they are seen as favourites to beat the Pirates in front of home fans. With no fresh injury worries to report, Neill Collins is unlikely to make changes to the team that shared the spoils with the Latics at the weekend.
The visitors, meanwhile, on the other hand, played out a 1-1 draw with Norwich City in the FA Cup last 64. Bristol Rovers aim to move closer to the playoffs berth, but given their difficulties on the road, home win should be considered. It has to be noted that the Pirates suffered three defeats in the previous four away games in the English third tier. Wales forward Aaron Collins is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while there are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Nahki Wells):
Born on June 1, 1990 in Hamilton, Bermuda, Nahki Wells is a 170-cm-tall attacker who plays for the Bermuda national team. Wells is a product of Dandy Town Hornets youth academy and he continued playing for the Bermudan side at senior level.
The experienced striker played for the likes of Bermuda Hogges, Eccleshill United and Carlisle United before joining Bradford City in 2011. After spending three seasons at Valley Parade, Nahki Wells signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with Huddersfield Town in the winter of 2014. In 2017 he moved to Burnley, but he played for Queens Park Rangers as a loan footballer in the 2018/2019 season.
Speaking of his international career, Wells made his debut for the Bermuda national team in 2007. He scored his first ever goal for Bermuda in the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Trinidad and Tobago. The Burnley man will represent the Gombey Warriors at the 2019 Gold Cup.
Highlighted Team (Barnsley):
Barnsley are an English club nicknamed the Tykes. The club was founded in 1887 and it has to be noted that they spend more seasons in the Championship than any other club in the history. The Tykes played in the Sheffield and District League from 1890, but in 1895 they were part of the Midland League. Barnsley play their home games at Oakwell, the stadium that was built in 1887.
The capacity of the stadium is 23,009 and it was opened back in 1888, just one year after the club’s foundation. The Tykes made it to the FA Cup final in 1910, but Newcastle United proved to be a big catch for the Oakwell outfit in the title game.
Nonetheless, Barnsley won the FA cup trophy in 1912 and that is considered the club’s biggest success. Barnsley defeated West Bromwich Albion in the two-legged tie (0-0, 1-0) to clinch the prestigious trophy for the first and only time in their history.