Barnsley are ever so close to nailing down a playoff spot in the English Championship after the win over their hosts, Huddersfield Town on Wednesday. The only goal of the game came from substitute Daryl Dike midway into the second half off the assist from the impressive Carlton Morris.
The top two teams in the English Championship will qualify to play in the Premier League next season automatically, while the next four teams up to sixth place will battle it out for the third and final slot for Premier League promotion.
League leaders Norwich City have already picked one of the two automatic slots and second-placed Watford are massive favourites to pick the other slot leaving teams like Bournemouth, Swansea City,Brentford and Barnsley in the playoffs in that order (from third to sixth).
Barnsley are the team in the most danger of not picking a playoff spot ahead of the final three rounds of the regular season in the English Championship. They are in sixth position on the league standings with six points more than Reading in seventh place. Four points had separated them ahead of the latest round of games in the division.
Reading saw the gap increase from four to six points when they could not secure three points in their game at Luton Town. On their part, Barnsley won via the 1-0 away victory over Huddersfield Town.
Barnsley can seal a playoff place as early as the weekend if they beat visitors Rotherham United and Reading fail to pick up a win at home to Swansea City.