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Barnsley v Palace

Oakwell, Saturday 3.00pm



Team news

Crystal Palace top scorer Darren Ambrose faces a late fitness test after injuring his ankle during the midweek defeat to Bristol City.

Neil Danns, who replaced the midfielder in the game, should start after recovering from a recent back injury.

Matt Lawrence and Clint Hill will remain at centre half as Claude Davis is still suspended and Paddy McCarthy is still out after shoulder surgery.

Barnsley goalkeeper Luke Steele is suspended following his straight red card in last week's loss at Newcastle. Number two stopper David Preece will take his place in goal.

Defender Rob Kozluk is still out with a knee injury. Central defender Darren Moore, midfielder Adam Hammill and strikers Iain Hume and Daniel Bogdanovic are vying for recalls.


Mark Robins

"It's up to us to show some character, the players know what I expect of them and the high standards we set. They (Crystal Palace) got beat on Tuesday, but they've had a couple of decent results since Paul Hart took charge and he'll be wanting his side to bounce back. We're not going to have Luke, but we've got a more than capable replacement with David Preece.

"It was very difficult for him on Saturday because he came in cold and the first thing he was going was picking the ball out of the back of the net.

"He's a great lad though and he works his socks off in training. I've got no hesitation about playing him in tomorrow's match."

Barnsley midfielder Adam Hammill

"Palace and Forest are good sides, but there's no reason why we can't get six points. The games are coming thick and fast now. They were coming fast when we had a good unbeaten run earlier in the season. Hopefully we'll do the same again. We've got 12 games left to make a push for the play-offs."

Alan Lee

"The fans are still behind us because they understand we don't deserve to be down there and it is a different situation.

"At some clubs the fans might be on their backs whereas we have the fans' understanding and they have been great for us. That's a positive we can take into the run-in.

"Maybe I am wrong but I have never seen another team that lost 10 points, players and managers and still be out of the bottom three.

"Every other time I have seen that they have been down the very bottom, losing games.

"I think that is some achievement for the lads and if we beat relegation I think it will be quite a few lads best achievement of their careers."

Barnsley - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
13th 34 13 6 15 45

Full league table

Barnsley - current form

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
6 2 0 4 7 13

Full form table

Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
19/12/2009 League Crystal Palace 1 - 1 Barnsley draw
17/03/2009 League Barnsley 3 - 1 Crystal Palace loss
18/10/2008 League Crystal Palace 3 - 0 Barnsley win
15/03/2008 League Crystal Palace 2 - 0 Barnsley win
08/12/2007 League Barnsley 0 - 0 Crystal Palace draw

All time results

Barnsley's top scorer

Daniel Bogdanovic - 11 goals

Barnsley's bad boy

Ryan Shotton - 7 2

Palace old boys

Jon Macken

Ref watch

T Kettle

Last meeting

Palace 1-1 Barnsley

Saturday December 19 2009

Palace: Speroni, Hill, Davis, Fonte, Clyne, Ambrose, Derry, Danns, Moses, Lee (Andrew, 89), Sears (Hills, 89)

Subs not used: Carle, Smith, Ertl, Scannell, N'Diaye

Goals: Moses 51

Bookings: Derry

Barnsley: Steele, Moore, Dickinson, Hassell, Shotton, Doyle, De Silva (Hammill, 66), Hallfredsson, Colace, Gray, Bogdanovic (Hume, 50)

Subs not used: Campbell-Ryce, Kozluk, Foster, Preece, Macken

Goals: Bogdanovic 19

Bookings: De Silva, Dickinson, Hume, Shotton

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