Chris O’Grady is available again after being ineligible to face his parent club, Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday and he could come straight back into the starting-line-up after the weekend’s starting pair, Chris Dagnall and Marlon Harewood both fired blanks.
Jim O’Brien managed to overcome an ankle injury to start at Hillsborough but managed only 56 minutes so has to be considered doubtful.
Stephen Dawson is also pushing for a start after being an unused substitute for the past three games.
Last time out - Barnsley Team:
Head To Head
Last Six Barnsley v Leicester results:
8/12/12 Leicester 2-2 Barnsley (Championship)
14/1/12 Leicester 1-2 Barnsley (Championship)
10/9/11 Barnsley 1-1 Leicester (Championship)
5/2/11 Leicester 4-1 Barnsley (Championship)
6/11/10 Barnsley 0-2 Leicester (Championship)
26/1/10 Barnsley 1-0 Leicester (Championship)
Barnsley Wins: 24
Leicester Wins: 47
Barnsley Goals: 106
Leicester Goals: 157
Barnsley Wins: 15
Leicester Wins: 18
Barnsley Goals: 64
Leicester Goals: 63
First Met In League: Saturday 24th September 1898 (as Leicester Fosse).
Biggest Win: Barnsley 3-1 Leicester Tuesday 17th September 1991.
Biggest Defeat: Leicester 5-2 Barnsley Saturday 6th October 1956.
Last Home Win: Barnsley (Hugo Colace) 1-0 Leicester Tuesday 26th January 2010.
Last Away Win: Leicester ( Lloyd Dyer) 1-2 Barnsley (Andy Gray (2)), Saturday 14th January 2012.
Last Home Draw: Barnsley (Jacob Butterfield) 1-1 Leicester (Andy King), Saturday 10th September 2011.
Last Away Draw: Leicester (Anthony Knockaert, Jamie Vardy) 2-2 Barnsley (Stephen Dawson, Reuben Noble-Lazarus), Saturday 8th December 2012.
Last Home Defeat: Barnsley 0-2 Leicester (Miguel Vitor, Andy King), Saturday 6th November 2010.
Last Away Defeat: Leicester (Paul Gallagher, Andy King (2), Kyle Naughton) 4-1 Barnsley (Jacob Mellis) Saturday 5th February 2011.
Last Home Meeting:
Saturday 10th September 2011:
Barnsley (Jacob Butterfield) 1-1 Leicester (Andy King) ATT: 10,862.
Luke Steele, Bobby Hassell, Rob Edwards (Scott Wiseman 59), Stephen Foster, Jimmy McNulty, Jim O’Brien, Matty Done (Danny Haynes 78), David Perkins, Jacob Butterfield, Danny Drinkwater, Andy Gray.
Unused Subs: David Preece, Nathan Doyle, Cameron Park.
Kasper Schmeichel, Paul Konchesky (Lee Peltier 86), John Paintsil. Matthew Mills, Sol Bamba, Richie Wellens, Neil Danns, Gelson Fernandes, Paul Gallagher (Andy King 46), Darius Vassell, Jermaine Beckford (Lloyd Dyer 89).
Unused Subs: Chris Weale, Yuki Abe.
Still at respective clubs:
Barnsley: 9- 2 out on loan.
Sheffield Wednesday: 8- 2 out on loan.This Season
Last six 2012-2013 results:
30/3/13 Sheffield Wednesday 2–1 Barnsley (Championship)
16/3/13 Barnsley 1-0 Watford (Championship)
12/3/13 Barnsley 2–1 Brighton (Championship)
9/3/13 Man City 5–0 Barnsley (FA Cup)
5/3/13 Burnley 1–1 Barnsley (Championship)
2/3/13 Barnsley 2-3 Bolton (Championship)
W: 2 D: 1 L: 3 F: 7 A: 12 GD: -5 Points: 7
29/3/13 Leicester 0–1 Millwall (Championship)
16/3/13 Derby 2-1 Leicester (Championship)
12/3/13 Cardiff 1-1 Leicester (Championship)
9/3/13 Leicester 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday (Championship)
5/3/13 Leicester 1-1 Leeds (Championship)
2/3/13 Ipswich 1-0 Leicester (Championship)
W: 0 D: 2 L: 4 F: 3 A: 7 GD: -4 Points: 2
Tomorrow is the 100th league meeting between the clubs out of a total of 103 meetings in all competitions.
A goal for Leicester would equal up both teams goal tallys in Oakwell meetings at 64 each.
The Foxes have won six of their last 10 visits and have lost just one.
Indeed Leicester have won more Oakwell meetings than Barnsley, 18 to 15.
Barnsley are unbeaten in their last three meetings with Leicester home and away and were only denied victory at the King Power Stadium in December by a stoppage time equaliser.
Nigel Pearson’s side are on a torrid run at the moment, which is starting to threaten their chances of a top six Championship finish.
On the 31st January Leicester defeated Wolves 2-1 to go three points clear in second place, but they have won just one of the following 10 and none of the last six which has dropped them to seventh and out of the play-off places.
It is six years since they last went seven league games without victory and they are looking for their first away victory in seven outings. The last time they won on their travels was against one of Barnsley’s relegation co-occupants- Bristol City, back in January.
Despite their poor form the Foxes have the best defensive record in the division, having conceded just 35 times this season.
Victory for Barnsley tomorrow would put them just one point behind their entire points tally for 2011-2012.
The Reds are on the division’s current longest scoring run of 16 successive league games. The last Championship team to stop them scoring was Sheffield Wednesday, back in December.
They are the only side in the division to have won every match in which they have kept a clean sheet. They have not drawn 0-0 since the final day of last season.
David Flitcroft’s side are also in excellent form at Oakwell, having won six of their last seven home matches and each of the last two.
They are looking to win three home matches in a row for only the second time in two years.
Despite this, Barnsley are the joint lowest home scorers in the Championship along with Millwall and Huddersfield who have all netted 21 times in front of their own supporters.
If The Reds net their 22nd home goal tomorrow it will equal their entire goal tally for 2011-2012 of 49 goals.
On This Day:
Played: 19 Won: 8 Drawn: 7 Lost: 4 Scored: 35 Conceded: 23.
Last match on the 1st April: 2006. Huddersfield 1-0 Barnsley. ATT: 19,052.
Last win: 2002
Last draw: 1950
Last defeat: 2006
STAT! Barnsley lost their most recent April Fools Day game but had won each of the previous three. They have not drawn any of the last nine.
Played: 23 Won: 8 Drawn: 5 Lost: 10 Scored 28 Conceded 27.
Last match on the 1st April: 2006. Norwich 2-1 Leicester (Williams) ATT: 24,718.
Last win: 1992
Last draw: 1961
Last defeat: 2006
STAT! – Leicester have lost each of their last four April Fools Day matches and six of the last eight. It is 13 matches since they last drew.
Monday 1st April 2013:
Birmingham v Wolves
Blackpool v Crystal Palace
Bristol City v Sheffield Wednesday
Burnley v Nottingham Forest
Cardiff v Blackburn
Millwall v Ipswich
Leeds v Derby
Tuesday 2nd April 2013:
Brighton v Charlton
Hull v Watford
Middlesbrough v Peterborough
Bolton v Huddersfield