Barnsley forward Cauley Woodrow insists that the visit of Sunderland will not be a defining moment for either side in the race for promotion this season.
The Super Reds are four points clear of the Black Cats on the English Football League (EFL) League One standings ahead of Tuesday's clash.
Woodrow believes that they can inflict a psychological blow on their rivals by maintaining their fine run of form that stretches back to the start of December.
“Obviously, it’s a massive game – second versus third,” said Woodrow. “We got a win at the weekend, which gives us a few more points, so we’ll be looking to do that on Tuesday night and add to the points.
“I don’t think it’s the be all and end all, but of course it’s an important game – they’re going to want to win it. But I don’t think it [promotion] is going to be decided on Tuesday night.”
The Super Reds can extend their lead over Sunderland to seven points – and potentially add to that tally when they visit Doncaster Rovers on Friday evening.
“We’re obviously in a better and stronger position, and if they do beat us, they’re still not ahead of us,” continued the Reds’ striker. “So we’re in a strong position, but both teams want to win and will do everything to get three points," he said on the club's official website.
“It’s a big night and we want the fans to get behind us because they’re going to be a big factor tomorrow night. It’s a big game and we’re all excited to play in it.”