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14 December 2012


Barnsley v Owls
npower Championship
Saturday 15 December
5.20pm

Team news

Owls: Owls boss Dave Jones has no further injury or suspension concerns.

Mamady Sidibe (hamstring) is back available for selection.

Meanwhile, Reda Johnson has returned to training and could be in contention next week, although Saturday's game will come too soon for the defender.

Barnsley: Midfielder Jacob Mellis is a doubt for the Reds suffering with a dead leg.

David Perkins is back in contention after returning from a hamstring injury, otherwise Keith Hill has no further injury worries for the South Yorkshire derby.

Head to head

OwlsDrawsBarnsley
League261220
FA Cup201
League Cup200
Football League Trophy100
Total311221

Last meeting
Saturday 16 January 2010
Barnsley 1-2 Owls
(Hallfredsson 7; Spurr 3, J Johnson 21)

View from the dugout

Dave Jones said: "Everybody here wants everyone else to do well and that is the most important thing. There is a great camaraderie in this group."

Keith Hill said: "
I’m looking forward to it. You used to like playing in these sorts of situations. Men have got to be men. 
There’s got to be an intelligent energy but we’re looking forward to the challenge."



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