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Barnsley manager Keith Hill is likely to make several changes for his side's opening home game of the season against Southampton.

Hill, whose wife is expecting a baby over the weekend, made four changes for the surprise Carling Cup defeat to Morecambe in midweek.

Defenders Stephen Foster and Scott Wiseman and midfielders Nathan Doyle and David Perkins all started on the substitutes' bench on Tuesday night but will be hoping to return to the starting line-up.

Hill has no new injury or suspension problems and will be boosted by the return to contention of striker Andy Gray, who missed the first two games of the season due to a hip injury.

Gray is expected to start on the bench as Hill keeps faith with summer signing Craig Davies and Danny Haynes up front.

Southampton will add Danny Fox to their squad for the trip to Barnsley.

The left-back completed his move from Burnley for an undisclosed fee on Thursday and signed a four-year deal.

Boss Nigel Adkins will check on striker Lee Barnard's ankle injury and defender Radhi Jaidi, who is also close to returning from a knee injury.

Adkins has some welcome selection dilemmas after making eight changes to the side which beat Leeds 3-1 on the opening day and watching his new-look line-up thrash Torquay 4-1 in the Carling Cup.

Goalkeeper Kelvin Davis, skipper Dean Hammond, fellow midfielders Adam Lallana and Jack Cork and striker David Connolly should all return to the side.

Belgian winger Steve De Ridder could keep his place after scoring on his full debut against the Gulls.

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