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Rams see off Tykes

Derby will have to go through the play-offs. Credit: PA

Barnsley's chances of Sky Bet Championship survival were left hanging by a thread after a 2-1 defeat at play-off-bound Derby left them four points from safety with two games to play.

A glaring error by goalkeeper Luke Steele allowed Jeff Hendrick to put the Rams ahead before a deflected Johnny Russell shot increased their lead and, although Nick Proschwitz pulled a goal back, it came too late for the visitors.

Russell had a chance to extend the hosts' advantage with a penalty eight minutes from the end, but saw it saved by Steele.

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Burnley close on promotion after win

Ashley Barnes hit the only goal. Credit: PA

Burnley got their bid for automatic promotion from the Sky Bet Championship back on track as they returned to winning ways with a 1-0 victory at Barnsley.

Ashley Barnes headed the only goal of the game in the seventh minute to move Sean Dyche's side 11 points clear of Derby, who moved into third place following their win at Blackpool and QPR's defeat at Ewood Park.

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Frimpong signs for Barnsley

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Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has moved to Barnsley on a permanent deal. Dench. #AFC http://t.co/TOFK11Hjw6

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And doesn't he look pleased to be there.

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Shea joins Tykes on loan

Stoke winger Brek Shea has joined Barnsley on an emergency loan, the Barclays Premier League club have confirmed.

United States international Shea will spend 28 days with the Tykes, who are in the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone.

Barnsley return for manager Wilson

Danny Wilson is heading back to Oakwell. Credit: PA

Barnsley have announced a press conference for 3pm this afternoon where they are expected to confirm Danny Wilson as their manager for a second time.

The 53-year-old, who was sacked by Sheffield United in April, led the Tykes to promotion to the top flight for the first time in their history in 1997 during his first spell at Oakwell.

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