Date: 21st September 2007 at 5:18pm
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Saints take on Barnsley at St.Marys, needing to prove a point to the fans, especially those who turned out against Colchester on Wednesday.

Vital Quotes:

‘This will be a tough game’ George Burley warned his side about the threat of the Tykes. (source official website)

Southampton Team News:

Saints are still without Darren Powell, Claus Lundekvam, Rudi Skacel picked up an injury and Nathan Dyer is a doubt after picking up a knock on wednesday. Jason Euell is ruled out.

New loan signing Christian Dailly goes straight into the squad after his recent move, allowing Makin to move into either full back position

Player to watch: Christian Dailly

Making his debut, saints need a strong performance, especially at the back, could he be the man to get the saints push back on track?

Barnsley Team News:

Barnsley have problems too, they are without experienced defender Rob kozlux as well as a host of attacking players.

Player to watch: Jamal Campbell-Ryce

The former Southend man is a threat to any defence, especially our fragile back four.

Match Facts & Stats

Saints scored 7 goals last season against Barnsley. In teh 5-2 win at St.Marys Andrew Surman bagged himself 3, one from the spot.

Ref Watch:

Michael Jones, lets hope he is better than a certain Mr D’Urso

Match Prediction:

Saints to scrape this one, 2-1

Next Fixtures:

Saints face up against Sheffield United next week.

 

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