Barnsley v Doncaster preview

Team news ahead of Barnsley's Championship derby clash with South Yorkshire rivals Doncaster at Oakwell on Saturday.

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Gray: Banned

Gray: Banned

Andy Gray and Danny Drinkwater will both miss out through suspension.

Striker Gray and midfielder Drinkwater, on loan from Manchester United, have both reached five bookings for the season and will sit out respective one-game bans.

But Danny Haynes, Reuben Noble-Lazarus, Bobby Hassell and Goran Lovre could all return to the squad.

Haynes has been sidelined since early September with a hamstring injury and fellow striker Noble-Lazarus has been restricted to only two appearances, in August, this season due to an ankle problem.

Defender Hassell has recovered from a groin strain while midfielder Lovre is edging closer to his first appearance this season following a long-term knee injury.

Winger Jim O'Brien will also return to contention after missing the defeat at Brighton last time out due to suspension.

Doncaster look set to hand a debut to Carl Ikeme against the Tykes.

The Wolves keeper joined Rovers on a two-month loan last week and will be thrown into the starting line-up at Oakwell ahead of Neil Sullivan.

Midfielder Brian Stock should be ok for action despite not training due to a groin problem, though Chris Brown is struggling to make it after he withdrew from a behind-closed-doors game in midweek with a troublesome knee injury.

Martin Woods (groin) John Oster (neck) head the lengthy list of long-term injuries and boss Dean Saunders has bemoaned the injury plight at the club.

"I have never known as many injuries. The treatment room is full. The number of players with long-term injuries - I have never seen anything like it," he said.

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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  
17:15
Leeds v N Forest  

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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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