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Football League keeper ruled out for rest of the season after bizarre injury in ‘duel’

Barnsley goalkeeper Nick Townsend is out for the rest of the season after breaking a finger in an altercation with a team-mate in training.

Defender Dimi Cavare was the other player involved, a detail Morais omitted to reveal.

Townsend, 23, has made eight appearances this season for the struggling Tykes, who are five points off safety in the Championship.

“It was a duel between two players that resulted in him breaking his finger,” boss Jose Morais said.

“I’m not frustrated,” Morais told BBC Radio Sheffield.

“If I could give a pair of gloves to both of them and say ‘start to fight’ and they have a fair fight and it would result in a better shape for the team and a better atmosphere, then I would say the result is good.”

Barnsley currently sit third from bottom in the Championship, five points adrift of safety.

They face Sheffield United at home in the early kick-off on Saturday.

 

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