O'Grady to strike for Tykes
Craig Chisnall previews this weekend's Sky Bet Football League action and is tipping Chris O'Grady to shine for Barnsley.
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It might be a bit early for a relegation six-pointer but Saturday's South Yorkshire derby between Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday has all the hallmarks of one.
Both clubs go into the clash in the drop zone having made dire starts to the campaign - Wednesday's form has been so poor they have failed to win any of their eleven matches.
The Tykes gave themselves a big boost when they beat Middlesbrough 3-2 last weekend, a result that saw Boro boss Tony Mowbray axed on Monday.
David Flitcroft has also made some shrewd additions in the loan market in recent weeks with the arrival of England goalkeeper Jack Butland from Stoke and Norwich midfielder David Fox.
They do ship goals, with 29 conceded in 12 games, but with the likes of enigmatic midfielder Paddy McCourt to call upon they are a threat going forward.
That's why striker Chris O'Grady already has seven goals to his name - no mean feat in a struggling side.
He scored twice in the win over Boro and will surely be desperate to add to that tally against the club that showed him the door in the summer.
O'Grady's also lethal from the spot and the 6/4 about him to score at anytime looks generous.
Another big price is in League One with Stevenage offered at 2/1 to beat Crawley at Broadhall Way.
Graham Westley's side made a slow start to the season with just one win in their first ten matches.
But they've won two of the last three, 2-1 at home to Brentford and then a 3-0 thumping of Crewe in midweek, and they are on the up.
The arrival of former Carlisle and Notts County striker Francois Zoko has given them much more of a threat in front of goal and they've tightened up at the other end as well.
The Red Devils' impressive start was also brought to an abrupt end in midweek as they were beaten 3-0 by Port Vale. With Boro showing big signs of improvement they look the price to get on.
In League Two, Rochdale have taken advantage of Chesterfield and Fleetwood both stumbling of late to storm into the top spot.
Such is Dale's form and confidence that they came from 2-1 behind with a minute left to beat Northampton 3-2 on Tuesday night to make it 21 points from the last 24 available.
Keith Hill's return to the club has done the trick after a difficult time under Steve Eyre and then John Coleman and they have goals all through their team.
Hill's attacking approach is obviously working a treat and he will need that at Dagenham, who are going well themselves.
Daggers boss Wayne Burnett is busy nurturing an impressive young side and their 1-0 at win improving Southend on Tuesday will have wrecked a lot of accumulators.
But with Dale in such superb form I'm going with them to make it eight wins from nine at 6/4.