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Birmingham v Barnsley

Birmingham
vs.
Barnsley

St Andrews

Saturday 22nd September 2012

17.20

On Sky

Barnsley travel to Birmingham still looking for their first away points of the season.

The reds will be in high spirits following their performance at Blackburn on Tuesday night. The result may not have been what they hoped for but it was a much improved performance on the road.

The match is televised on Sky which usually brings the worst out of Barnsley.

Vital Quotes:

Birmingham Team News:

Birmingham have right backs Paul Caddis and Stephen Carr out injured so centre back Curtis Davies may have to slot in there.

Darren Ambrose faces a late fitness test on a thigh injury and the recent form of Jonathan Spector could mean that he drops to the bench.

Player to watch: Ambrose

Barnsley Team News:

John Stones will miss the match after suffering an ankle injury against Blackburn.

Craig Davies is also a doubt after Keith Hill revealed the striker had been playing through the pain of a groin injury.

Summer signing Toni Silva could be fit enough for the bench.

Player to watch: Mellis

Match Facts & Stats

Birmingham are hoping to stretch their unbeaten run against Barnsley to 5 matches. In this time they have won 2 and drawn 2.

The 1 - 0 home victory for Barnsley in April 2007 is their only victory in 12 league clashes spanning 12 years.

Barnsley have managed only 2 league victories in their last 18 trips to Birmingham, going back to October 1950.

Match Prediction:

Birmingham 1 - 1 Barnsley. I am encouraged by hte reds recent display at Blackburn and the home form so far this season so I reckon they can sneak a point here.

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Writer:Vital Tyke
Date:Friday September 21 2012
Time: 2:03PM

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