Barnsley v Watford preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's Championship clash between Barnsley and Watford at Oakwell.

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Doyle (right): Set to return

Doyle (right): Set to return

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Barnsley's injury crisis has eased slightly with Ricardo Vaz Te and Nathan Doyle ready to return.

Manager Keith Hill has been without a host of players in recent weeks, but Vaz Te has recovered from a thigh muscle tear while Doyle is back following a groin injury.

The Tykes' casualty list already included four players and winger Matty Done has joined those sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Summer signing Craig Davies (groin), teenager Reuben Noble-Lazarus (ankle), defender Miles Addison (ankle) and midfielder Goran Lovre (knee) will all miss out again.

Following a poor start to the season Hill's side are now unbeaten in three games, but Done's injury means he will have to make an enforced change from the side which drew with Leicester.

Watford boss Sean Dyche is likely to keep faith with an unchanged XI for the third successive match.

Dyche guided the Hornets to both their first win of the season and his first since taking charge over the summer as they triumphed 2-0 at Reading last weekend, coming after their 2-2 draw against Birmingham.

And with no new injury or suspension problems to the side involved at the Madejski Stadium, Dyche is likely to go again with the same set-up at Oakwell.

Lee Hodson is a doubt with a knee injury, but the defender did not make Dyche's matchday 16 last weekend.

Striker Chris Iwelumo returned to the bench against the Royals and was introduced for the last couple of minutes, before getting 90 minutes under his belt in a midweek behind-closed-doors friendly against MK Dons.

Fellow forward Joe Garner is still awaiting his first start for the club following his deadline-day switch having also stepped off the bench.

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2 Watford 13 11 25
3 M'boro 13 7 23
4 Wolves 13 5 23
5 Norwich 13 10 22
6 N Forest 13 9 22
7 Charlton 13 4 22
8 B'mouth 13 6 21
9 Ipswich 13 4 20
10 Cardiff 13 2 19
11 Blackburn 13 -1 19
12 Brentford 13 -1 19
13 Sheff Wed 13 0 18
14 Rotherham 13 -3 16
15 Leeds 13 -3 16
16 Huddsf'ld 13 -6 16
17 Reading 13 -8 15
18 Millwall 13 -3 14
19 Wigan 13 -2 12
20 Brighton 13 -3 12
21 Birm'ham 13 -8 11
22 Fulham 13 -9 11
23 Bolton 13 -13 8
24 Blackpool 13 -11 6

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