BARNSLEY could have their relegation from the Championship confirmed tonight when they visit Huddersfield Town.
The bottom-placed Reds have only won once on the road - the worst away record in the Football League - and are 11 points from safety.
They will be relegated if they don’t beat the Terriers, who flew into the top six with a 17-game unbeaten run and are looking to guarantee their play-off spot.
They returned from the international break with a 1-0 win at Yorkshire neighbours Hull then beat fellow promotion-chasers Luton 2-0 at home before drawing 2-2 at home to QPR on Friday and winning 2-0 at another top ten side Middlesbrough on Monday.
They have lost one of their last 12 at home, and are third in the table, four points from the automatic promotion places, behind Bournemouth who have two games in hand.
Even if Barnsley do win, they would then have to also win their next three matches and hope fourth-bottom Reading take only one more point - starting at Hull tomorrow.
Head coach Poya Asbaghi: “The players are really eager to show that the table is one thing but, what we can do at our best, is another thing.
“Either we show the table is right or that there is more to us than we have shown.
“If we win, we can somehow decide our own feeling. Maybe a couple of days later we will still be relegated but at least we will have a better feeling and we can show to the fans that there is a promise for the future.”
“We understand and accept the chances of us being relegated, and that the control is with other clubs.
“The effort is there in training and people are not too devastated because there are games left and we have to keep going.
“The mood could be much worse than it is.
“Anything can still happen but, no matter what, we have promised each other to fight until the end for each other and the club.”
Huddersfield drew 1-1 at Oakwell on December 4, with Carlton Morris netting an equaliser which was the first goal under Asbaghi.
Huddersfield then won 1-0 at home in the FA Cup fourth round on February 5.
The Reds’ only win at the John Smith’s Stadium in their last six attempts was last season when Daryl Dike got the only goal, two days short of a year ago, to put them within a win of the play-offs.