Horsham boss Dom di Paola has looked to diffuse any Barnsley backlash – by praising their FA Cup performance against his side.

The League One outfit visit the Camping World Community Stadium tonight (7.30pm) for a first round replay after the 3-3 draw at Oakwell.

About 3,000 tickets sold out in just a few minutes and Hornets will bank a £25,000 appearance fee with the game shown live on ITV.

Barnsley went down 3-0 at Derby in League One on Saturday, their first away defeat since April.

Their performance in the first meeting with Horsham attracted stinging criticism.

But Di Paola said: “I actually thought they were really good on the night.

“They got unfair criticism. They just caught us on a ridiculous night.

“They are a good side with a lot of creativity.”

Hornets lost 2-0 at home to Hashtag United Isthmian League premier on Saturday.

They gathered last night for media appearances and a run through of their gameplan against the Tykes.

Horsham have urged fans without tickets to stay away from the ground and those with tickets to arrive early.

There is no car parking at the ground unless approved beforehand.

A free shuttle bus will run from Horsham railway station and Horsham bus station to the ground every ten minutes from 5.15pm.

By presenting a match ticket, spectators can also travel on the 98 bus free of charge.