According to Barnsley new boy Michael Mifsud admits he cannot wait to make his long-awaited debut against Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday night.

Mifsud, who joined Barnsley on loan until the end of the season from Coventry on transfer deadline day, has seen his debut for his new club delayed because of a number of unfortunate postponements in the last few weeks due to the inclement weather.

The 27-year-old is itching to make up for lost time and he is raring to face Wednesday having scored Coventry's goal of the season last term against The Owls.

Mifsud has set his sights on helping Barnsley escape relegation from the Championship and he knows the importance of Tuesday's clash with Yorkshire rivals Wednesday.

"I can't wait to get out on the pitch against Sheffield Wednesday," Mifsud told

"I realise this is a big match for the club as there is rivalry between the two teams. Added to that with the new signings there is pressure to do well.

"I want to get out there and do everything I can. I am so hungry for this."


Mifsud has promised to do all he can to help fire Barnsley to safety by scoring goals on a regular basis, after a frustrating last few months at Coventry.

"For me there are two objectives - I want to keep Barnsley in the Championship and I want to show people that I can score goals like I did last season," added Mifsud.

"I can promise the fans that I will give absolutely everything I can to help fight them back up the table."

The Malta international has quickly settled into his new surroundings and he is excited about the move to Oakwell.

"Everybody involved did an amazing job and I believe this was a great move for me to make," noted Mifsud.

"I was impressed with the manager who promised to play me up front again and everybody at Barnsley, from the directors to the fans, were so friendly and welcoming.

"The training facilities are also great. Added to that, Barnsley play good, passing football which suits my style and I know some of the players at the club and that was an incentive [in moving] as well."
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