Brown backs Barnsley to sting promotion-chasing Bees

22 July 2020 02:46:01 GMTPlus10

Barnsley forward Jacob Brown believes his side have what it takes to avoid relegation as they prepare to travel to Brentford, who have automatic promotion on their mind.

The Tykes gave themselves a chance of avoiding the drop on Sunday when they scored a 93rd-minute winner against Nottingham Forest.

Barnsley will drop into League One if they do not win on the final day, but if they do manage a shock and secure all three points, their second-tier status will still depend on Charlton, Luton and Wigan's results.

Brentford, meanwhile, can earn automatic promotion if they secure a win and West Brom slip up, but Brown says his team have what it takes to spring a surprise.

He told Barnsley's official website: "They're a great side and probably the form team in the division, so we can't have asked for a tougher test. They're in with a chance of promotion too.

"Another big one for us, but we're confident we can pull it off. We have beaten teams like Fulham home and away and done well against other top sides. It's just a case of performing as well as we can and hopefully getting the result."

Fulham can also earn automatic promotion to the Premier League, but they will need both West Brom and the Bees to lose on Wednesday night.

Forest, Cardiff City and Swansea City are fighting for the last two play-off spots, while Hull, Barnsley, Wigan, Luton and Charlton are all at risk of dropping into the third tier.

Brentford have failed to score in their last two home league games against Barnsley, while the Tykes have only lost one of their last five against the Bees in the league.

Barnsley are 7.00 to beat Brentford, who are 1.36, while the draw is 5.50

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