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Burton Albion seek redemption at Barnsley in Match Round 2

14 August 2015

Burton Albion suffered a dismal defeat at the hands of Barnsley last year, but the Sky Bet League 1 new boys can redeem themselves at Oakwell in Match Round 2.

Barnsley and Burton have only met once in competitive history, and that came last season when the FA Cup First Round draw paired the two clubs together.

The Brewers were going well in Sky Bet League 2 at the time with promotion aspirations, but they were dealt a rude awakening at Oakwell in early November.

Sam Winnall hit two first-half goals to put the Tykes in control and, after Conor Hourihane extended the lead, the 24-year-old completed his hat-trick. Devante Cole rounded off the 5-0 rout late on, and Burton came crashing to earth with a bang.

WATCH: Barnsley 5-0 Burton Albion

But in May, Burton's dreams became reality when they sealed promotion after finishing as champions of League 2, and they will fancy their chances of settling the score in the first-ever Football League meeting between the pair.

The Brewers have started the season brilliantly, with manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink guiding his men to a 2-1 win at Scunthorpe United in Match Round 1, which was followed up with success at Bolton Wanderers in their midweek Capital One Cup fixture.

Historic day for the club and everyone involved. Delighted with the win. #bafc

— Jimmy Floyd (@jf9hasselbaink) August 8, 2015
The Dutchman has been delighted with the start his side have made, and is pleased with the selection dilemma he faces after two strong performances.

Speaking to the club's official website, he said: “There is a headache, but it is a good headache. That is we want, we want competition and a strong squad. It is a long season and we will need players competing for places.

“We were extended mentally and physically against Scunthorpe, then at Bolton and now we face that at Barnsley. Fingers crossed, we have no more injuries and I hope it stays that way.

"Three games a week, and going to the extreme, is a hard ask. The players who came in did well and made us proud. They have done the job and that's what we want, for players to fight for places, to show they can do a job and handle it."

Barnsley, on the other hand, slipped to a 3-1 defeat at Chesterfield in Match Round 1 and will want to get some points on the board as the crowd flock into the Oakwell for the first time in 2015/16.

Can Burton settle the score against the Tykes this weekend? You can find out by following our coverage on Twitter via @SkyBetLeague1.

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