Crystal Palace v Barnsley preview

Team news for Saturday afternoon's Championship clash between Crystal Palace and Barnsley at Selhurst Park.

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McCarthy: Back from suspension

McCarthy: Back from suspension

Crystal Palace welcome back skipper Paddy McCarthy for the game.

Centre-half McCarthy missed the 2-2 draw against Derby last time out through suspension after his red card at QPR.

Gavin Mahon is set to be added to the squad after completing his loan switch from Loftus Road last week.

The experienced midfielder has not made a single appearance all season due to various injury problems but he has been in full training all week.

Kemy Agustien is still waiting to make his Eagles debut following his loan switch from Swansea but fellow midfielder Alex Marrow faces another couple of weeks on the sidelines with the ankle injury which has kept him out for nearly two months.

Barnsley skipper Stephen Foster and fellow defender Paul McShane could return to the squad for the match.

Centre-back Foster, sidelined for the last seven games due to a torn thigh muscle, returned to full training this week and hopes to be included.

McShane, on loan from Hull, was expected to be ruled out for at least four weeks due to a hamstring tear, but has made a rapid recovery and could even start.

Striker Danny Haynes is set to be involved after recovering from a leg injury.

But midfielder Jacob Mellis, on loan from Chelsea, and defender Lee Peltier are struggling with respective hamstring and groin problems and could miss out, while midfielder Diego Arismendi is battling to shake off a knock.

Barnsley have won only one of their last nine league matches.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
Blackburn v Yeovil  
Bournemth v Sheff Wed  
Charlton v Bolton  
Huddersfld v Brighton  
Wigan v Reading  
17:15
Blackpool v Burnley  
19:30
Doncaster v Derby  
Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:15
Leicester v QPR  
15:00
Barnsley v Leeds  
Middlesbro' v Millwall  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 42 35 90
2 Burnley 42 31 83
3 Derby 42 27 75
4 QPR 42 15 73
5 Wigan 41 14 67
6 Reading 42 13 64
7 Brighton 42 12 64
8 Ipswich 42 8 64
9 Bournemth 42 1 62
10 Blackburn 42 3 60
11 N Forest 42 4 59
12 Middlesbro' 42 10 58
13 Watford 41 16 57
14 Bolton 42 -2 54
15 Sheff Wed 42 0 50
16 Leeds 42 -9 50
17 Huddersfld 42 -9 46
18 Birmingham 41 -10 43
19 Doncaster 42 -26 43
20 Blackpool 42 -26 42
21 Charlton 41 -24 41
22 Millwall 42 -30 40
23 Barnsley 42 -28 39
24 Yeovil 42 -25 36

Updated Tue, 15 Apr 2014

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