Q&A With Barnsley

Ahead of the 39th meeting between Bolton and Barnsley, we have got the views of a Tykes supporter.

Wanderers go into the game on the back of a 2-1 victory at Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday night, while Barnsley were beaten 1-0 by promotion-chasing Burnley at Oakwell.

In our latest edition of Q&A, we have spoken to Paul Robinson (@BFCDrinkers) - a Barnsley supporter for more than 30 years, who lists former Wanderers midfielder Neil Redfearn as his favourite ever player.

Ahead of Saturday's game, Paul shares his views on former manager David Flitcroft, which Bolton player is likely to cause the most damage to the Barnsley defence and why we could be in for a repeat of the classic '90s games between the clubs.

Q: Do you think you have what it takes to stay up; If so, what will it take?

A: Yes, I do. The backbone of the team remains from last season's great escape and they have proven in recent weeks that they have that extra bite needed to overcome teams.

Flair players are being sidelined in favour of guile and as long as that keeps working, those flair players will have to wait their turn.

Q: Do you think sacking David Flitcroft was the right move?

A: I felt sorry for him at the time, but he over-inflated a tight, smaller squad that was working well. I never shouted for his head, but that's football.

Q: Who have been the best team to visit Oakwell this season and why?

A: Leicester City showed why their phenomenal form has no signs of letting up. They played a very quick one-touch passing game, although it didn't help that we lost Martin Cranie after 10 minutes.

Q: Although you haven't had a great season, who will claim Barnsley's Player of the Season award?

A: I think I've predicted and voted for the winner for the last few seasons, so I must be taking notice!

As for this season, I can't see beyond Chris O'Grady at the moment.

Q: Which Bolton player do you think will cause problems to the Barnsley defence?

A: It's hard to say, as the squad is certainly not reflective of the club's current league position.

I would usually say Chris Eagles, but I know he is not really featuring. If selected, I will be keeping a close eye on Mark Davies.

Q: Finally, what do you think the final score will be on Saturday afternoon?

A: I hope we keep building on our recent form and, at best, there will be a goal in it for either side. I'll say 2-2, like the classics of the '90s.

Burnden Aces would like to thank Paul for taking the time to answer our questions. You can read more of his views by following him on Twitter - @BFCDrinkers.

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