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Dundalk friendly for Barnsley

Barnsley will take on Irish Premier League side Dundalk in a friendly on Friday night.

The Reds have no fixture this weekend as scheduled opponents Wigan are playing Crystal Palace in the FA Cup.

"It's important that after having such a great feeling with a win over Blackpool to keep momentum going a bit and keep the competitiveness around," boss Danny Wilson told the club's official website.

"It will be a very good test for us because they're a very good footballing side.

"It helps us all round, really. It helps the team out in terms of keeping the momentum going and certainly the boys who haven't played - they will be given the opportunity as well."

Dundalk are currently in second place in the Irish Premier League behind St Patrick's.