Barnsley manager Danny Wilson believes Leeds United have good reason to chase a result at Oakwell tomorrow with new club owner Massimo Cellino, right, stamping his authority on Elland Road.
Wilson denied that United’s mid-table position could lead to a toothless performance from Brian McDermott’s side when Leeds and Barnsley meet in South Yorkshire. Barnsley are at serious risk of relegation and sit inside the Championship’s bottom three but Leeds ensured their safety by beating Blackpool last weekend and have long since dropped out of the fight for the play-offs.
Wilson said: “They’re just as dangerous.
“They’re not in the play-off hunt or fighting against relegation but sometimes a relaxed team is a difficult one to play against.
“With the whole new ownership issue, it puts a different light on the approach of players and the management because the owner is there to be impressed.
“Would Leeds like to give us the problem of going down? It wouldn’t surprise me.
“But we have to rise above that. We have to play the game, not the occasion.”
The other two teams in the bottom three are both away, with Yeovil Town travelling to Blackburn Rovers this afternoon and Ian Holloway’s Millwall also on the road, to Middlesbrough, tomorrow afternoon.