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Vital QPR takes a look at Championship side Barnsley ahead of the season's curtain raiser

FACTS & FIGURES

Founded: 1887 (As Barnsley St Peter's)

Nickname: The Tykes

Ground: Oakwell - 23,009

Manager: Mark Robins

SELECTED HONOURS

FA cup: 1912, Runners up: 1910

Championship (whilst branded as division 1): 1996-97

League One: Playoffs: 2005-06, Runners Up: 1980-81 (whilst branded as division 3)

RECORDS

Record Attendance: 40,225 v Stoke City (FA Cup 5th Round, 1936)

Record victory: 9-0 v Loughborough Town (Second Division, 1899)

Record defeat 0-9 v Notts County (Second Division 1927)

Record Buy: Georgi Hristov - £1,500,000 from Partizan Belgrade

Record Sale: Ashley Ward - £4,500,000 to Blackburn Rovers

Record Appearances: Barry Murphy - 514

Record Goals: Ernest Hine - 123

SQUAD

Goalkeepers:
1. Luke Steele
12. David Preece

Defenders:
2. Bobby Hassell
3. Jay McEveley
4. Jason Shackell
6. Stephen Foster
19. Jacob Butterfield
22. Luke Potter
25. O`neil Thompson (On loan to Hereford)
26. Conor Branson

Midfielders:
5. Nathan Doyle
8. Jim O`Brien
10. Goran Lovre
11. Martin Devaney
14. Adam Hammill
20. Hugo Colace
23. Diego Arismendi (On from Stoke City)
28. Danny Fearnehough
29. Alistair Taylor

Strikers:
7. Iain Hume
16. Liam Dickinson
17. Jamil Adam
18. Jeronimo Morales Neumann
24. Ruben Noble-Lazarus
27. Andy Gray
30. Steven Bennett

KEY PLAYERS

Hugo Colace - Last season`s player of the year, the former Argentine U-21 midfielder has been a constant in the first team having made 80 appearances scoring 8 goals since arriving from Flamengo in 2008. The cultured midfielder enjoyed a fine season under Mark Robins last term and will be looking to continue that excellent form into the new campaign.

Iain Hume - Everyone remembers the horrific incident inflicted by Chris Morgan which saw Hume out of action for the best part of a year. Unsurprisingly Hume has struggled to re-capture his form of old due to a stop start campaign blighted with niggly injuries. Hume however will be looking to start this season on a high having fond memories of Loftus Road where he scored on his Barnsley debut and also for Leicester City on a memorable New Years day for the R`s in 2008.

Adam Hammill - Winner of last season`s young player of the season and goal of the season awards, the former Liverpool winger has made 57 appearances first team appearances scoring 5 goals for Barnsley. The 21 year old will be one to watch this season with his direct approach and eye for a classy goal he should create problems for most championship defences.

LAST FIVE FIXTURES

Draw: 1-1 v WBA (a)
Loss: 0-1 v QPR (h)
Loss: 1-3 v Swansea (a)
Draw: 0-0 v Derby (h)
Draw: 2-2 v Peterborough (h)

v QPR
Barnsley 0-1 v QPR on 24 April 10
QPR 5-2 Barnsley on 26 Sept 09
Barnsley 2-1 QPR on 28 Feb 09
QPR 2-1 Barnsley on 09 Aug 08
Barnsley 0-0 QPR on 26 Feb 08




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Writer:JackSupple
Date:Thursday August 5 2010
Time: 12:00PM

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