Barnsley go into the match hoping to claw their way out of the relegation zone, while Leeds just wants to see out the season at this point, with the playoffs totally out of reach and safe from relegation.
The only added “spice” to this Yorkshire derby is the nature of the exit of current Leeds head coach Paul Heckingbottom, as he left Barnsley in somewhat controversial fashion earlier in the season. Heckingbottom said that the South Yorkshire club was “out of order” in regards to his departure for Leeds.
The match is available for overseas viewers via LUTV. There is no domestic television or streaming coverage, but there will likely be dodgy streams available, if you’re into that sort of thing.
The line-ups are out, and they are, well, different.
Does this mean that Jansson is playing at right-back or will this mean that Jack is finally getting his wish of the club playing with three central defenders? Either way, it’s a different looking line-up for sure, with Stuart Dallas not even making the bench after filling in at right back for a number of weeks.
Liam Cooper and Adam Forshaw make the bench, along with Caleb Ekuban and Pierre-Michel Lasogga. Should be an interesting match.