This is how the Championship form table looks ahead of Newcastle v Barnsley.

Play-off hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday summing up this crazy second tier of English football.

They have a perfect record of six wins out of six, including the one over Newcastle at Hillsborough, yet before that they won only one of seven.

Play-off rivals Fulham are second with 13 points from 18, whilst relegation battlers Bristol City have pulled themselves clear of trouble with a late run of four wins and a draw from their last six games.

As for Newcastle, they are eighth in this half dozen game guide, picking up late form against Preston and Cardiff to seal promotion and give the a chance of claiming the title ahead of Brighton, who have lost their last two matches.

Barnsley meanwhile are in 17th in terms of recent form, only six points from 18 and indeed, two wins from their last 16 matches.

Championship form table over the past six matches:

championship form table

Barnsley’s last six results with latest one listed first;

Barnsley 1 Burton 1 

Bristol City 3 Barnsley 2

Barnsley 1 Brentford 1

Wigan 3 Barnsley 2

Blackburn 0 Barnsley 2

Barnsley 0 Cardiff 0

Newcastle’s last six results also listed with the latest result first;

Cardiff 0 Newcastle 2

Newcastle 4 Preston 1

Ipswich 3 Newcastle 1

Newcastle 1 Leeds 1

Sheffield Wednesday 2 Newcastle 1

Newcastle 1 Burton 0