‘He does’ Barnsley set for major boost ahead of trip to Birmingham City
Barnsley midfielder Alex Mowatt could be set to return to the squad ahead of their game with Birmingham City with St Andrew’s.
The ex-Leeds United man has missed the last two games for the Tykes after suffering a side strain in their Championship clash with Sheffield Wednesday at the beginning of August.
Daniel Stendel’s men had to settle for a point last time out after conceding a late penalty against Charlton in their 2-2 draw.
But Stendel’s assistant Chris Stern, has confirmed that Mowatt, who was so influential to ensuring Championship football returned to Oakwell, could be available for Tuesday night.
He told The Yorkshire Post : “He does have a chance to play tomorrow.
“He is being assessed at the minute and we are going to see how he performs in training and how fit he feels and we are going to make a decision after training after all the opinions from medical staff and coaching staff.”
Blues’ opponents have no other injury concerns and make the journey with an impressive recent record on B9. They are unbeaten in their last five and have won three of their last four in Birmingham.
Stern has said that he hopes to extend his side’s good record on Blues’ patch: “We have a good record at Birmingham, but it is a totally different game than previous games.
“For them, they will be hoping to show a different performance than the weekend and we hope we can keep our good record, but it is a new game.”
Tuesday’s visitors have an identical record to Blues, with both sides having picked up four points from their opening three league games and an EFL Cup exit to lower league opponents.