Valerien Ismael s side are back in action on Friday evening, when they take on fellow play-off place chasers Reading at Oakwell. Fifth placed Barnsley are currently two points clear of Reading, who lie in sixth, and the outcome of the game could prove highly significant in determining their standings in the final table.
Discussing his plan for the rest of campaign, the Tykes boss revealed: "We need four wins from the last eight games. We have to stay focused.
“The next game against Reading is against a direct opponent so everything is in the right direction.
“The top two is really really far away. We take the reality. We are fifth with 64 points and a play-off ticket means you need 75 points at least so we need four wins from eight.
“If you want to get in the play-offs you will need maybe 75 points, if you see the statistics of the last years.”
Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Barnsley and the rest of the Championship, as the build-up to the upcoming weekend's begins continues:
1. Rams missed out on Ligue 1 ace
Reports from France have claimed Derby County missed out on a chance to sign Reims ace Marshall Munetsi in the January transfer window. He's currently impressing in Ligue 1, and looks unlikely to leave his club any time soon. (RMC)
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2. Gabriel reveals Chelsea snub
Ex-Nottingham Forest starlet Jordan Gabriel has revealed he turned down a chance to join Chelsea's youth academy, as he believed Forest would be better for his development. He's now playing for play-off chasing Blackpool in League One. (Mirror)
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3. Fresh fitness boost for Sky Blues
Coventry City's hopes of avoiding relegation have been boosted following some promising injury news, with manager Mark Robins suggesting forward Matty Godden could be fit enough to play a key part in the Sky Blues' run-in. (Coventry Telegraph)
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4. Preston wanted Bowyer
A report has suggested Preston North End expressed an interest in Lee Bowyer, back in 2019, when Stoke City were eyeing Alex Neil. The ex-Leeds United man has recently taken over at Birmingham City. (The Athletic)
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