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Looking Ahead: Tykes v Wolves

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10:55 18th February 2013

Wolves make the trip to South Yorkshire tomorrow

Dean Saunders takes his Wolves team to Barnsley tomorrow night, chasing what would be the club's first win at Oakwell in over twelve years.
Wolves last tasted victory in South Yorkshire in October 2000, when goals from Kevin Muscat and Temuri Ketsbaia helped Colin Lee's side come from behind to secure a 2-1 win - a first away victory of what was Joleon Lescott's breakthrough season at Molineux.
Despite the lack of recent wins though, Oakwell will hold special memories for many of the travelling fans tomorrow evening.
The last time Wolves visited, in April 2009, Kyel Reid's late equaliser clinched the Championship title for Mick McCarthy's men in the manager's home town.
Having already secured promotion with victory against QPR the previous week, Wolves were backed by a large away following who were in celebratory mood, but it was the relegation-threatened home side that had the best of the game.
Barnsley took the lead just before the hour when Jon Macken slotted home the rebound after Wayne Hennessey had blocked the striker's initial effort with his legs.
However, Wolves weren't to be denied the point that wrapped up the title race, as the on-loan Reid converted a low shot in front of the away support after Matt Jarvis had done well to get a cross in.
Jarvis also played a part in Wolves' victory over the Tykes at Molineux earlier this season, although that game was to prove his last in a Wolves shirt, with his move to West Ham being finalised later that week.
Stephen Ward, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Dave Edwards were on the scoresheet at Molineux in August to secure a 3-1 victory - the first league win of Stale Solbakken's reign.
Wolves have won their last six at Molineux against Barnsley, while the Tykes have beaten Wanderers in three of the last four Oakwell meetings.
Barnsley will go into the game off the back of a five-game winning streak, with the last of those victories coming in the F.A Cup tie at Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday.
Among the Barnsley squad is Marlon Harewood, the striker who spent around a month on loan at Molineux at the climax of the promotion season of 2008/2009. The game at Oakwell was one of five games in which he featured for McCarthy's Wolves.  

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