BARNSLEY will be looking to take advantage of Charlton Athletic's current problems and move further away from the relegation zone.

The Addicks have tumbled down the table in the last few weeks and the collapse of a proposed takeover deal involving a Dubai-based consortium only heightened the gloom

At Barnsley, however, things are looking up with a haul of 10 points from a possible 15 in October lifting the club out of the bottom three.

The two clubs are level on points although Charlton sit one position higher in the table due to a better goal difference.

Barnsley manager Simon Davey has benefited from the availability of a fully-fit squad and is likely to name an unchanged side for the third game in a row.

Winger Jamal Campbell-Ryce, who recently signed a new three-year deal with the Tykes, started his career with Charlton in the Premier League but quit four years ago after making just five appearances as substitute.

The Jamaican international, 25, was born in nearby Lambeth and says: "I am not sure what kind of reception I will get, but there will always be a place in my heart for Charlton because of what they did for me."

Davey, meanwhile, has still not decided on a permanent successor to Brian Howard as club captain.

Defenders Stephen Foster and Darren Moore and striker Jon Macken are the three candidates in the frame with each taking it in turn to wear the armband in recent games.

Yorkshire Post, 1/11/08
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