Barnsley - Carling Cup Preview: Barnsley v Lincoln City
UK time is: 11:38:49
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Carling Cup Preview: Barnsley v Lincoln City

The Reds exited the Carling Cup at the first hurdle last season in a poor 2-0 loss to Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road but this time they'll be looking to get by the first round by beating opposition from a lower division.

Lincoln City have spent most of their recent history in League 2 or Division 3 as was, but have reached the play offs no less than 5 times in the last 7 years failing each time to go the distance and win in the final.

The Imps chief executive however believes that the League 2 outfit can beat Barnsley on Tuesday night and progress into the second round.

Speaking to BBC Radio Lincolnshire, Roberts called Barnsley 'beatable' adding that 'they only just escaped relegation and they'll have players away on international duty.'

Roberts' is right in his comments. We all know too well that Barnsley are beatable, we did escape relegation on the final day of the season and we will be without Daniel Bogdanovic who is away on international duty with Malta but the Reds should be able to overcome their relatively local opposition, possibly handing debuts to O'Neil Thompson, David Preece and Onome Sodje who all looked more than capable to deputise for the regular first teamers in pre-season.

It will be their chance to stake a claim for a starting place on Saturday in the Reds' first game at Oakwell this season, at home to Coventry City, a fixture they have lost twice in the last two seasons by conceding four goals each time.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: gooderzone Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 10 2009

Time: 8:41AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
good luck tonight and have a safe trip over , as a lincoln , think we might just sneak this game from you ..
Kimbo
Report Abuse
11/08/2009 18:22:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Barnsley Articles

Chesterfield SOLD OUT! (Friday July 31 2015)

Mawson Named In Emerging XI (Wednesday July 29 2015)

Barnsley Bag Williams (Monday July 27 2015)

McLeod After Forte Breaks Down? (Saturday July 25 2015)

Ball Deal 'On Ice' (Saturday July 25 2015)

Archived Barnsley Articles

List All Vital Barnsley Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Barnsley 0 0 0 0 +0 0
2. Blackpool 0 0 0 0 +0 0
3. Bradford 0 0 0 0 +0 0
4. Burton 0 0 0 0 +0 0
5. Bury 0 0 0 0 +0 0
6. Chesterfield 0 0 0 0 +0 0
7. Colchester 0 0 0 0 +0 0

Barnsley Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Walsall In Northern Section For JPT
Walsall : 03/08/2015 10:01:01
Can Conor Break Back Into City Side?
Coventry : 03/08/2015 08:34:00
STFC: Turnbull Re-Joins Swindon On Loan
Swindon : 02/08/2015 20:22:00
City`s Central Defensive Options
Coventry : 02/08/2015 20:00:01
Blackburn 3 Latics 0 - Preseason Over
Wigan : 02/08/2015 11:45:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Rochdale MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Davies 2%
Bree 6%
Holgate 0%
Nyatanga 12%
Smith 3%
Pearson 3%
Berry 3%
Scowen 37%
Maris 0%
Hourihane 25%
Winnall 3%
Sub - Oates 3%
Sub - Williams 0%
Sub - Digby 3%