Barnsley v Swansea LIVE commentary: Tykes and Swans clash in Championship play-off semi-final – kick-off time and team news

Barnsley and Swansea face off tonight in the first-leg of their Championship play-off semi-final clash.

The Tykes finished the regular season two points off the Swans in fourth.

Barnsley and Swansea are set to clash in the Championship play-off semi-finals

These two clash this evening ahead of the return leg on Saturday and the final on May 29 where either Bournemouth or Brentford will await.

Swansea beat Barnsley 2-0 at home and away during the campaign but who will come out on top in the play-offs?

Barnsley v Swansea: How to listen

This match will get under way at 8:15pm on Monday, May 17.

Full coverage from Oakwell will be exclusively live on talkSPORT 2, with our pre-match build-up starting at 8pm.

Dan Windle will be your host and commentary will come from Ian Danter and Chris Iwelumo.

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Andre Ayew will be looking to lead Swansea to the Championship play-off final
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Barnsley v Swansea: Team news

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Barnsley v Swansea: What has been said?                  

Barnsley boss Valerien Ismael says his side will relish their underdog tag in the play-offs.

He said: “We are the underdogs. When you see the four teams in the play-offs, we are the underdogs.

“We have our principle, desire and belief, and the players raise their own performance and discover their own greatness.

“Mentally, we are really strong so that’s why I think, on the pitch, we can win but, on paper, we are the clear underdogs because it was not the expectation that Barnsley are where we are. But we are here because of our performance on the pitch.

“It is the reward for the players, they give everything on the pitch. 

“From the first minute until the last, they are completely dedicated on our way to play and our principle and it just shows that when you are organised, focused and believe in your strength anything is possible.

“That is the story from Barnsley this season, but the story is not finished.”