Barnsley's Liam Lindsay names Sheffield Wednesday pair as the best he's faced so far

Liam Lindsay of Partick Thistle at Ochilview Park on July 26, 2016 in Falkirk, Scotland.

Barnsley held Sheffield Wednesday to a 1-1 draw at Hillsborough in October.

Liam Lindsay has named a pair of Sheffield Wednesday players as the best he has faced since signing for Barnsley earlier this year.

Lindsay moved to Oakwell for around £350,000 in July and has played every single minute since August's 1-0 defeat against Sheffield United.

The 22-year-old did not therefore come up against the Blades' in-form strikers Billy Sharp and Leon Clarke, who have scored 19 Championship goals between them this season.

BLeon Clarke of Sheffield United celebrates scoring his team's 3rd goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burton Albion and Sheffield United at Pirelli Stadium on November 17,...

And so far, it is Sheffield Wednesday's somewhat out-of-sorts partnership that has impressed Lindsay the most.

"Initially, I thought I’d need some time to adapt to football down here. People say the Championship is daunting, but I’ve really enjoyed playing every week," said Lindsay, via the Daily Record.

"I’m up against guys who cost £12 million and the best strike pairing I’ve faced so far are Steven Fletcher and Gary Hooper at Sheffield Wednesday, who were both familiar to me from their time in Scotland.

"The standard here isn’t too different to the SPFL Premiership. It’s sharper and players are generally bigger and stronger but, in terms of technique, there’s not much between the leagues although sides down here are probably more tactically aware."

Gary Hooper of Sheffield Wednesday scores a goal which is ruled offside during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Sheffield Wednesday at St Andrews (stadium) on...

Neither Fletcher nor Hooper were on target as Wednesday were held to a 1-1 draw by Barnsley at Hillsborough in October, although the latter did set up the Owls' opening goal for Adam Reach.

Hooper has, however, scored eight Championship goals this season, but only one of those - a penalty at Ipswich Town last week - has arrived in his last eight appearances.

Fletcher has only scored twice in the league so far, despite making 12 starts for Carlos Carvalhal's side.

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