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Barnsley Vs Queen's Park Rangers, Sat 24 Apr 2010

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Barnsley will continue to assess the fitness of Carl Dickinson for the visit of QPR.

The on-loan Stoke defender returned to training this week following a knee injury and the Tykes' medical staff will continue to monitor his fitness before making a decision on his availability.

Striker Daniel Bogdanovic, who this week turned down an offer of a new contract at Oakwell, is unlikely to feature due to a hamstring strain.

Midfielder Anderson de Silva is also unlikely to play any part against the Rs as he continues his recovery from a thigh problem.

On-loan midfielder Emil Hallfredsson, who broke his foot two weeks ago, is unavailable for selection after returning to parent club Reggina.

The Tykes will be looking to halt a run of eight league games without a win.

QPR will check on the fitness Adel Taarabt, Akos Buzsaky and Alejandro Faurlin.

Tottenham loanee Taarabt came off during the first half of Tuesday night's win over Watford with a heel injury and fellow midfielder Buzsaky also had to be replaced after taking a whack to the ribs late on.

Argentinian playmaker Faurlin was struggling with a dead leg at the end, by which time Rangers had used all three of their substitutes.

Boss Neil Warnock was pondering whether to give the club's youngsters a chance as both teams have little riding on the match and now he may have no other option as the casualty list grows.

Defenders Damion Stewart (fractured skull) and Matt Connolly (ankle) and midfielders Martin Rowlands and Gavin Mahon (both knee) are all out for the season.

Rookies Antonio German, Joe Oastler, Lee Brown and Josh Parker could therefore find themselves involved.

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Tottenham Hotspur
Akos Buzsaky
Stoke City
Watford
Football
Championship
Damion Stewart
Antonio German
Martin Rowlands
Joe Oastler
Carl Dickinson
Queens Park Rangers
Barnsley
Lee Brown
Alejandro Faurlin
Gavin Mahon
Daniel Bogdanovic
Adel Taarabt
Anderson

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