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Wilson on Watford

13 March 2014

Reds Manager Danny Wilson met with the press ahead of this Saturday's match at Watford in the Sky Bet Championship.

"They keep seeing themselves pushing for the play-offs then they suffer a blip," said Danny of the Hornets. "The quality of their team is very high. They've got some quality individuals. They've conceded goals and are beatable and we are going down there with a knowledge that it will be tough. It's no different to anywhere we go

Ware playing them off the back of a defeat that they may have expected a win."

Barnsley are looking to bounce back after Tuesday's defeat at home to table-toppers Leicester City but have been dealt a big blow with Peter Ramage and Martin Cranie out due to hamstring injures.

"Martin's not looking too good at the moment," said Wilson. "He's got a tear in his hamstring from the tackle the other night. He'll be out for quite a few weeks - about three weeks I would expect.

"Martin's been one of the most consistent ones. He doesn't stand out by being extraordinary but goes about his job and doesn't do much wrong."

As for Peter Ramage, Wilson continued, "We don't think it's as bad as Martin's but at the same time we have to be cautious. We'll look at that later in the day."

The Reds are still without Bobby Hassell and Marcus Pedersen, whilst Jim O'Brien looks unlikely to feature again this season, whilst Ryan McLaughlin is expected to return next week.

"Bobby's been running but keeps pulling up as he's a bit tight on his calf," said Wilson. "We're leaving it to him as he knows his body better than anyone else."

Meanwhile the race to avoid relegation continues and the Barnsley boss is sure more teams are to be dragged into the dogfight.

"Nobody in the bottom half are resting on their laurels," he added.

"Being worried will affect your performances. You can't play with a fear. The performances over a period have been good from us, barring the odd one in a handful. If we can win every other game we've a good chance of staying up."

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