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When Middlesbrough went behind against West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday evening, the North-East side were facing the prospect of losing back-to-back games in the Championship for the first time since November 2.
However, Chris Wilder‘s side rallied during the second half, with goals from Paddy McNair and Marcus Tavernier keeping Boro within touching distance of the top three.
While other clubs will also have a say in the promotion race, Middlesbrough have at least one game in hand on the teams occupying third to fifth, leaving their fate in their own hands.
Wilder will insist that he plans to take one fixture at a time, but he also needs to be aware of the bigger picture with his team having put together an inconsistent run over the past five weeks.
On the plus side, Middlesbrough have scored 10 times in four Championship fixtures, by far their best return over such a period this season.
Barring any injury issues, Asbaghi may choose to stick with the Barnsley starting lineup from the meeting with Hull.
Callum Brittain and Josh Benson are most likely to come into the team if Asbaghi opts to freshen up his first XI, but Cauley Woodrow remains absent with a knee injury.
Wilder will almost certainly make at least two alterations to his Boro side after they took time to get going against West Brom.
Andraz Sporar and Duncan Watmore seem likely to replace Aaron Connolly and Folarin Balogun in attack, but Matt Crooks serves the last of a two-game ban.
That will allow Riley McGree to continue in midfield, with the rest of the side potentially staying the same.
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Barnsley possible starting lineup:
Collins; Williams, Helik, Andersen, Vita; Gomes, Wolfe; Styles, Bassi, Quina; Morris
Middlesbrough possible starting lineup:
Lumley; Dijksteel, Fry, McNair; Jones, McGree, Howson, Tavernier, Taylor; Watmore, Sporar