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Team news for Saturday's Championship clash between Barnsley and Southampton at Oakwell.

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Lallana: Dangerman for Saints

Lallana: Dangerman for Saints

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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Championship Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
15:00
Birmingham v Blackburn
Brighton v Blackpool
Burnley v Wigan
Derby v Barnsley
Ipswich v Bournemth
Millwall v Doncaster
QPR v Watford
Sheff Wed v Charlton
Yeovil v Huddersfld
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Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 43 36 93
2 Burnley 43 32 86
3 Derby 43 29 78
4 QPR 43 14 73
5 Wigan 42 17 70
6 Brighton 43 12 65
7 Reading 43 10 64
8 Ipswich 43 6 64
9 N Forest 43 5 62
10 Bournemth 43 -1 62
11 Blackburn 43 3 61
12 Watford 42 18 60
13 Middlesbro' 43 9 58
14 Bolton 43 -2 55
15 Sheff Wed 43 2 53
16 Leeds 43 -8 53
17 Huddersfld 43 -9 47
18 Birmingham 42 -11 43
19 Doncaster 43 -28 43
20 Millwall 43 -29 43
21 Charlton 42 -24 42
22 Blackpool 43 -27 42
23 Barnsley 43 -29 39
24 Yeovil 43 -25 37

Updated Sun, 20 Apr 2014

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