Wycombe are currently on their worst run of form in the league for nearly two years, as they have dropped into the bottom half of the table.

They take on Barnsley who sit just outside the play-off places but have had a mixed season due to off-the-field issues.

So what we can expect when the Chairboys head up to Oakwell?

Lowdown on Wycombe

Wanderers are winless in six in League One – this is their worst run of since January to February 2022, when they went seven without a win.

This was a run that included four losses and three defeats.

This time round, four performances from the previous six matches haven't warranted a concern, but the two defeats against Stevenage and Reading, especially the latter, would have given manager Matt Bloomfield headaches.

Wycombe were weak, lacked any threat and failed to regularly penetrate the Royals’ defence, as they recorded their first away league win since November last year.

The Chairboys do have 10 players out injured which include Freddie Potts and Luke Leahy – two summer acquisitions that have been vital to Wanderers’ success in September and October.

They are hoping to return the latter to the squad for the trip to Barnsley, but after his head injury in the 1-0 loss against Stevenage, his inclusion could be pushed back until it is safe to do so.

Lowdown on Barnsley

The Tykes are over their heartbreaking play-off final defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in May, as they aim for a return to the Championship.

The South Yorkshire side currently sit in eighth place winning eight of their 17 league outings so far this season, as they are two points off the top six.

However, out of their five defeats this season, four have come at home.

Those losses have come against Peterborough United, Oxford United, Portsmouth and Blackpool respectively.

They are also all currently higher than Barnsley in the table.

Head-2-Head record

Games: 10

Wycombe Wanderers wins: Two

Draws: Three

Barnsley wins: Five

Last five games

2022/23: Wycombe Wanderers 0-1 Barnsley (League One)

2022/23: Barnsley 0-3 Wycombe Wanderers (League One)

2020/21: Wycombe Wanderers 1-3 Barnsley (Championship)

2020/21: Barnsley 2-1 Wycombe Wanderers (Championship)

2018/19: Barnsley 2-1 Wycombe Wanderers (League One)


  • The referee for today’s game is Darren Drysdale
  • The man in the middle has taken charge of 19 games since first officiating the Chairboys in 2005, which has resulted in 10 wins
  • Wanderers have gone on to lose three and draw six from the other nine fixtures
  • His assistants are Ivan Stankovic and Christopher Ward whilst the fourth official is Oliver Bickle
  • Wycombe have only ever won one game at Oakwell and it came last season
  • A 3-0 win for the Chairboys saw each goal be a goal of the season contender, as Anis Mehmeti, Dom Gape and Nick Freeman all got onto the scoresheet
  • Barnsley have got a patchy home record in the league, with the Tykes only winning three of their eight fixtures at Oakwell
  • They are also ninth in the form table with nine points from their last six games
  • However, Wycombe, they are third from bottom based on points gained in that same period
  • The Chairboys are winless in six in the league
  • Garath McCleary will reach his 100th league start for the club tonight (if he starts)