Barnsley v Wigan
Saturday 3rd August 2013
Barnsley entertain FA cup holders Wigan Athletic on the opening day of the new season.
I don`t remember being this excited for the new season for a long time and I hope other Barnsley fans are feeling the same.
Come On You Reds
Barnsley Team News:
Barnsley will be without Kelvin Etuhu and Paul Digby who have hamstring and calf injuries.
The reds new summer signings will be eager for a starting spot in this one to get their Barnsley careers up and running.
Player to watch: Jacob Mellis
I`m predicting a big year for Mellis
Wigan Team News:
Thomas Rogne is out with a back problem.
New arrivals Leon Barnett and Juan Carlos Garcia could start.
Player to watch: Grant Holt
A great buy for this level.
Match Facts & Stats
This will be the fifth league meeting between the two clubs with Barnsley yet to win.
Barnsley`s only victories over Wigan have been in the FA cup and League cup.
This is Barnsley`s eighth consecutive season in the Championship, time really does fly.
It is also an unrivalled 73rd season in the second tier. Not bad for a small club like Barnsley.
Barnsley started last season with a 1 - 0 win over Middlesbrough, securing an opening day victory for the first time in seven years.
Let`s have your predictions please. Let`s have more of you joining our regulars of Torrox, Los Legado and Englebert in commenting about your team.
Scunny in the cup on Tuesday.