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Doyle: Serving a ban

Doyle: Serving a ban

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Barnsley manager Mark Robins must decide who will step in for suspended midfielder Nathan Doyle.

Doyle will sit out a one-game ban after reaching five yellow cards for the season and Jacob Butterfield is vying with Diego Arismendi for a place in the starting line-up in his absence.

Robins has no other new injury or suspension problems as his side chases a fourth straight league win and is unlikely to make any further changes.

Winger Adam Hammill, a reported target for several Barclays Premier League clubs, has scored three goals in his last five matches and will start in a five-man midfield alongside Goran Lovre, Jim O'Brien, Hugo Colace and either Butterfield or Arismendi, with Garry O'Connor, on loan from Birmingham, up front.

Long-term absentees Matt Hill (foot), Jay McEveley and Luke Potter (both knee) are still out.

Watford will have captain John Eustace back.

Midfielder Eustace was forced to sit out of Saturday's 1-1 draw with Reading due to a one-match suspension for picking up five bookings.

On-loan Birmingham midfielder Jordon Mutch came in for Eustace and after impressing will be pushing for a start.

However, there will be no place in the squad for Shaleum Logan.

The 22-year-old Manchester City full-back was on trial at Vicarage Road and impressed in Tuesday's reserves victory over Luton but manager Malky Mackay has decided not sign him on loan and he has gone back to Eastlands.

The Hornets will be looking to get back to winning ways having not picked up a win in six Championship matches.

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Position Team P GD PTS
1 Norwich 10 11 20
2 N Forest 10 10 20
3 Watford 10 8 20
4 Derby 10 9 19
5 Ipswich 10 6 18
6 Charlton 10 4 18
7 Wolves 10 3 18
8 M'boro 10 6 17
9 Sheff Wed 10 3 16
10 Reading 10 0 15
11 Blackburn 10 -2 14
12 Leeds 10 -2 14
13 Brentford 10 -3 14
14 Cardiff 10 0 13
15 Bournemth 10 1 12
16 Millwall 10 -3 11
17 Rotherham 10 -4 11
18 Huddersfld 10 -8 11
19 Brighton 10 -2 10
20 Birmingham 10 -6 10
21 Wigan 10 -2 9
22 Fulham 10 -8 7
23 Bolton 10 -12 5
24 Blackpool 10 -9 3

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