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Former Barnsley boss planning to send Reds down

Former Barnsley boss Mark Robins, now manager of Huddersfield Town, has, for some time, had his eye on the possibility that a final day fixture between the two could be crucial in deciding their Championship fate.

But he says the fact that he was previously at Oakwell means absolutely nothing in the context of the game, which both teams need to win to be certain of avoiding relegation.

“Regardless of what some people might be saying this has no bearing on the game. I was employed at Barnsley, but no longer. Now my absolute focus is on Huddersfield Town and for us to finish as high as we can in the league. We can still finish 12th, which is absolutely ridiculous.

“There are lots of scenarios that could unfold, but it’s about us; how we perform on the day; and how we cope with our situation.”

A win would preserve Barnsley’s Championship status, defeat would send them down to Division One, and a draw would be good enough only if Peterborough were to be beaten at Crystal Palace.

There are six clubs still in danger of the drop – an unprecedented situation for the last day of the Championship season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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