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Friday, 9 March, 2001, 16:01 GMT
Barnsley duo forced to retire
David Watson
Watson's hopes of a return have been dashed
Barnsley duo David Watson and Robbie Van Der Laan have both been forced to retire from football.

Keeper Watson has never recovered from a knee injury sustained against Norwich in September 1998.

Physiotherapist Jim Webb told the club's website: "David saw his consultant last week and the decision was made. It is a huge shame for him."

Van Der Laan suffered cruciate ligament damage in December 2000. The midfielder made 80 appearances for the club.

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