Sky Blues defender, Jack Grimmer believes the pressure is on Barnsley in tomorrow’s clash at Oakwell.
Barnsley are currently 19 games unbeaten in League One, as they sit in second position, looking to secure an automatic promotion place.
The Tykes have Portsmouth and Sunderland breathing over their shoulders as they race for promotion hots up.
The Sky Blues also have their sights set on trying to break into the top six, as they have a deficit of four points to make up on Doncaster Rovers, who occupy the final spot.
Grimmer believes the pressure is firmly on the Tykes tomorrow afternoon to try and keep their unbeaten run going and try and put distance between themselves and their rivals.
He said: “It should be a good game. Their run is a bit like when we went to Luton, which is good for us as the run has to end at some point and the pressure is on them to keep it going.
“I think when you take everything into context and the situation, they are in with Sunderland with not playing, then they will see it as a big chance but also a big chance missed if they don’t come away with the win as it just allows Sunderland to get closer.
“We watched their game against Walsall and the last-minute winner will give them confidence, but I do think all the pressure is on them.
“We’ve done well recently even though we lost the last game, which I don’t think we deserved; they are ones fighting for the promotion which just adds to the pressure.”
Heading into the game, City will be looking to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat to Oxford United at the Ricoh Arena.
Grimmer told how confidence is still high in the camp and that him and his team mates have confidence in their ability for the final run in.
“You are going to lose games and giving our league position it is something that has happened this season, I think the biggest factor when we lost to Burton is that we won against Fleetwood.
“As before we were going on runs and then we didn’t win in 8 or 9 games and you can’t afford to do that at the end of the season.
“We know Barnsley is tough place to go with the run they are on, but the pressure is all on them, no one has really talked about play-offs throughout the season and just the run we had has given us the chance.
“We know how good of a team we are, we just lack the consistency which I think we are finally getting it, and everyone is just enjoying their football at the moment.”