Striking decision

Last updated : 04 February 2009 By Bladesmadeditor
Jamie Ward
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With Darius Henderson suspended, new signing Arturo Lupoli comes into contention whilst Jamie Ward staked a claim when he grabbed the winning goal in the previous match down at Southampton. Danny Webber and Billy Sharp are the other available front men.

Blackwell gives his take on things involving the striking department: "It is a huge blow to us (Darius Henderson's red card) but it might turn out well for Lupoli to come in at the weekend. He didn't join us in time to be involved tonight.

"It was a terrific goal and I think we deserve it. Jamie showed pace to get in behind Southampton and showed that he knows how to finish it - he took it early and perhaps surprised the goalkeeper."

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