Barnsley V Watford Match Preview.

15/03/2013 16:50

Watford travel to Oakwell tommorow to play Barnsley in the Npower Championship. The Hornets currently lie third whilst Barnsley lay well down in 21st. Since the two sides last met David Flitcroft has become manager after Keith Hill was sacked. The Hornets come in to the come hoping to return to winning ways after they were defeated for the first time in 8 games last weekend at Vicarage Road when Blackpool won 2-1. Barnsley will be hoping to build on their win against Brighton in midweek. During the match earlier this season at Vicarage Road, Watford ran out 4-1 winners thanks to goals from Troy Deeney (X2), Mark Yeates and Matej Vydra. The Hornets will have to watch out for Rory Delaps long throw ins tommorow. Another key player for Barnsley will be striker Jason Scotland. Signed on a free transfer in January, Scotland has scored 5 goals for the club so far in 7 appearence ; the most recent coming in the 2-1 win over Brighton in midweek.

Team News.

For Barnsley, Stephen Dawson could be involved after recovering from his ankle ligament damage injury. Manager David Flitcorft has no injury concerns.

For The Hornets, Fitz Hall and Nathaniel Chalobah are fit and could feature. Hall looks likely to start on the bench whilst Chalobah should go into midfield. Prince Buaben is also fully fit. However, Manuel Almunia, Almen Abdi, Neuton and John Eustace are all out.

Predicted Team Lineups

Barnsley - Steele (GK)(C), Kennedy, Cranie, Wiseman, Delap, O'brien, Perkins, Mellis, Etuhu, Scotland, O'Grady.

Watford - Bond (GK), Doyley (C), Nosworthy, Ekstrand, Cassetti, Chalobah, Battochio, Yeates, Briggs, Deeney, Vydra

Referee - Tony Bates.