Barnsley v Burnley preview

Team news for the Championship clash between Barnsley and Burnley at Oakwell on Boxing Day.

Last Updated: 24/12/10 at 08:11

Hill: Hoping to feature for Tykes

Hill: Hoping to feature for Tykes

Barnsley defender Matt Hill is hoping to feature at some stage in the game.

Hill, on loan from Wolves, has made only two appearances for the Tykes and has not played since breaking a bone in his foot in October.

Striker Garry O'Connor will not be registered to play in time for Boxing Day, December 28 or the New Year's Day clash at Nottingham Forest after turning his loan from Birmingham into a permanent move.

Andy Gray is expected to make the starting line-up against Burnley, but O'Connor will be available for the home game with Coventry on January 3.

Mark Robins has no new injury or suspension problems, but there will be no place in the squad either for injured defenders Jay McEveley and Luke Potter (both knee).

Burnley boss Brian Laws could be boosted by the return of winger Chris Eagles for the trip.

Eagles has missed the last two games with a back problem but looks set to feature.

Striker Martin Paterson could also be set for a return as he bids to shake off a troublesome thigh problem which has kept him out for four games.

Left-back Danny Fox is working his way back to fitness after an ankle injury which has also sidelined him for four games.

Yet Brian Easton has proved a capable deputy in Fox's absence and goalkeeper Brian Jensen, who this week handed in a transfer request, is again poised to play understudy to Lee Grant.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
Blackburn v Yeovil  
Bournemth v Sheff Wed  
Charlton v Bolton  
Huddersfld v Brighton  
Wigan v Reading  
17:15
Blackpool v Burnley  
19:30
Doncaster v Derby  
Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:15
Leicester v QPR  
15:00
Barnsley v Leeds  
Middlesbro' v Millwall  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 42 35 90
2 Burnley 42 31 83
3 Derby 42 27 75
4 QPR 42 15 73
5 Wigan 41 14 67
6 Reading 42 13 64
7 Brighton 42 12 64
8 Ipswich 42 8 64
9 Bournemth 42 1 62
10 Blackburn 42 3 60
11 N Forest 42 4 59
12 Middlesbro' 42 10 58
13 Watford 41 16 57
14 Bolton 42 -2 54
15 Sheff Wed 42 0 50
16 Leeds 42 -9 50
17 Huddersfld 42 -9 46
18 Birmingham 41 -10 43
19 Doncaster 42 -26 43
20 Blackpool 42 -26 42
21 Charlton 41 -24 41
22 Millwall 42 -30 40
23 Barnsley 42 -28 39
24 Yeovil 42 -25 36

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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