Barnsley head coach Markus Schopp feels the Championship scheduling gives Rovers an advantage heading into this weekend’s game.

The Reds were involving in a feisty encounter at Stoke City on Wednesday, 24 hours after Rovers had secured a third victory of the season against Hull City.

Schopp accepts the situation is out of their control, and also a trip to the Potteries followed by a home game doesn’t mean for extensive travelling, but the extra preparation he believes could play a factor.

“It is how the situation is. We cannot change anything,” Schopp said.

“It is definitely a situation which brings a bit of favour for the other team. But it is not a situation we have to think a lot about. It is all about bringing our match plan onto the pitch.

“We had Friday’s session as a recovery session and it is only about the tactical stuff. We have to bring it all out onto the pitch and I am pretty sure we will.”

Midfielder Romal Palmer is an injury doubt, though Josh Benson, signed from Burnley in the summer, has been ruled out as he continues to self isolate.

Barnsley are five games without a win, and Schopp says cutting out mistakes will be key to ending that run.

He added: “I know there is a lot of stuff we can do better. But we showed we have the fundamentals and, if we build from there, it can be really important for us.

It’s all about getting the way we want to play in the right way in the right game. We have had good moments but we are making mistakes.”

“We can do a lot better.”

Schopp was brought in after Valerien Ismael left Oakwell after guiding them to the Championship play-offs last season to join West Bromwich Albion.

The Reds have won just one of their opening seven matches, but have drawn four, including Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Stoke City.