Show us the money

BARNSLEY boss will listen to offers from Walsall for Dwayne Mattis.League One Walsall are unbeaten since the 26-year-old joined on loan on September 28 and it is understood that manager Richard Money wants to make the move permanent.

Tuesday, 9th October 2007, 11:02 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th October 2007, 11:20 am

Said Barnsley boss Simon Davey: "Every player on the planet has a price. I'll listen to what the have to say."

Mattis cost Barnsley 50,000 when he was bought from Bury in January.

Meanwhile, Davey has given a guarded welcome to the two-week break from Championship football.

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With European Championship qualifying matches taking place this week and next, Barnsley are out of action until Saturday October 20.

Said Davey: "The breaks come at some strange times. When you come off the break you have plenty of games - four games in probably 10 or 11 days. It's difficult but we had two weeks off for the last break and we've been unbeaten since."

Barnsley have three players away on international duty - Nick Colgan (Republic of Ireland), Lewin Nyatanga (Wales) and Grant McCann (Northern Ireland).

The rest of the Oakwell squad will be given the weekend off.

Guest speakers at Barnsley Supporters' Trust meeting tonight at Oakwell are Barnsley owner Patrick Cryne and chairman Gordon Shepherd. The meeting starts at 7pm.

Brian Laws is thinking of giving all four of his main strikers a role in tonight's first home reserve game of the season. He believes that playing away from the pressure of the Championship may help his front men kick-start their scoring form.

So Deon Burton, Marcus Tudgay, Akpo Sodje and Francis Jeffers are each set to play for some part of tonight's game against Hull though not all from the start.

Jeffers got off the mark with a great goal against Hull's first team but was hit by injury soon afterwards and is once again looking to sharpen his match fitness.


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