Barnsley V Watford at Oakwell Stadium : Match Preview

20 September 2013 09:01
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Late tests for Reds trio

Barnsley midfield trio Stephen Dawson, Jim O'Brien and Tomasz Cywka all face late fitness tests ahead of the home game with Watford.

Skipper Dawson was elbowed in the eye during the midweek defeat at Bournemouth, O'Brien is hoping to overcome a knee injury and Cywka is nursing a calf strain.

Striker Marcus Pedersen remains sidelined due to a nasty cut on his foot that he sustained on recent international duty, but defender Martin Cranie came through unscathed at Bournemouth after returning from a knee injury.

Fellow defender Peter Ramage, on loan from Crystal Palace, is expected to make his home debut for the Reds, while Reuben Noble-Lazarus, Dale Jennings and Jason Scotland are among those pushing for recalls.

Influential midfielder Almen Abdi is again struggling to be available for Watford.

Abdi has missed the Hornets' last two matches with a foot injury and looks likely to sit out once more at Oakwell.

Iriney overcame a leg injury to make the bench for Tuesday's late 2-1 victory over Doncaster and will hope for a recall after boss Gianfranco Zola made a total of six changes for the clash.

Long-term absentees Nyron Nosworthy (Achilles) and Tommie Hoban (ankle) remain sidelined as Watford aim to build on their first win in five league matches.

Source: PA