Jacob Mellis, Danny Rose, Lewin Nyatanga and Luke Steele are all ruled out. Mellis went off in the first half of last Friday’s 1-1 draw with Ipswich and has damaged ligaments in his ankle which could sideline the former Chelsea youngster for a month.
Jim O’Brien who put in a tremendous performance when he came off the bench is likely to step into the side for his first start since September.
Nyatanga is still not ready to make his second debut for the club whilst keeper Steele who has missed the last six matches has had a setback with his back injury.
Last time out - Barnsley Team:
Jean Yves Mvoto
Head To Head
Last Six Barnsley v Doncaster results:
2/1/12 Doncaster 2-0 Barnsley (Championship)
19/11/11 Barnsley 2-0 Doncaster (Championship)
25/4/11 Barnsley 2-2 Doncaster (Championship)
25/1/11 Doncaster 0-2 Barnsley (Championship)
27/3/10 Barnsley 0-1 Doncaster (Championship)
17/10/09 Doncaster 0-1 Barnsley (Championship)
Barnsley Wins: 23
Doncaster Wins: 24
Barnsley Goals: 90
Doncaster Goals: 92
Barnsley Wins: 14
Doncaster Wins: 10
Barnsley Goals: 54
Doncaster Goals: 43
First Met In League: Doncaster 0-1 Barnsley Saturday 7th December 1901.
Biggest Win: Barnsley 4-1 Doncaster Saturday 28th November 1936 & Saturday 4th October 2008.
Biggest Defeat: Barnsley 1-5 Doncaster Friday 29th October 1965.
Last Home Win: Barnsley (Craig Davies 30,64) 2-0 Doncaster Saturday 19th November 2011.
Last Away Win: Doncaster 0-2 Barnsley (Danny Haynes 54,67) Tuesday 25th January 2011.
Last Home Draw: Barnsley (Stephen Foster 67, Keiran Trippier 87) 2-2 Doncaster (Jason Euell 59,73) Monday 25th April 2011.
Last Away Draw: Doncaster 2-2 Barnsley Saturday 23rd September 1978.
Last Home Defeat: Barnsley 0-1 (James Coppinger 35) Saturday 27th March 2010.
Last Away Defeat: Doncaster (James Hayter 14, Kyle Bennett 89) 2-0 Barnsley Monday 2nd January 2012.
Last Home Meeting:
Saturday 19th November 2011.
Barnsley 2 0 Doncaster
Luke Steele, Bobby Hassell, Jay McEveley, Stephen Foster, Jim McNulty, Jim O’Brien, Matty Done, David Perkins, Jacob Butterfield, Craig Davies, Ricardo Vaz Te (Danny Haynes 84).
Unused Subs: David Preece, Rob Edwards, Scott Wiseman, Miles Addison.
Manager: Keith Hill.
Carl Ikeme, James O’Connor, George Friend, Shelton Martis (Adam Lockwood 32), Richard Naylor, Herita Illunga, Brian Stock (Kyle Bennett 78), Simon Gillett, El Hadji Diouf, James Coppinger (Giles Barnes 51), Billy Sharp.
Unused Subs: Neil Sullivan, James Hayter
Manager: Dean Saunders.
Still at respective clubs:
Barnsley: 6 (Steele, Hassell, McNulty, O’Brien, Perkins, Wiseman)
Doncaster: 2 (Coppinger, Bennett)
Last six 2013-2014 results:
1/11/13 Ipswich 1-1 Barnsley (Championship)
26/10/13 Barnsley 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday (Championship)
19/10/13 Barnsley 3-2 Middlesbrough (Championship)
5/10/13 QPR 2–0 Barnsley (Championship)
1/10/13 Barnsley 1–1 Reading (Championship)
28/9/13 Leicester 2– 1 Barnsley (Championship)
W: 1 D: 3 L: 2 F: 7 A: 9 GD: -2 Points: 6
2/11/13 Doncaster 1-3 Brighton (Championship)
25/10/13 Middlesbrough 4-0 Doncaster (Championship)
5/10/13 Doncaster 1-0 Leicester (Championship)
1/10/13 Doncaster 0-1 Burnley (Championship)
28/9/13 Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Doncaster (Championship)
21/9/13 Doncaster 2-2 Nottingham Forest (Championship)
W: 2 D: 1 L: 3 F: 5 A: 10 GD: -5 Points: 7
On This Day:
Played: 19 Won: 6 Drawn: 5 Lost: 8 Scored: 28 Conceded: 32
Last match on the 9th November: 2010. Preston 0-2 (Hammill, O’Connor) Barnsley. Att: 8,994.
Last win: 2010
Last draw: 2009
Last defeat: 1991
STAT! – Barnsley have won five of their last seven matches on this date and are unbeaten in the last four.
Played: 12 Won: 5 Drawn: 3 Lost: 4 Scored: 19 Conceded: 18.
Last match on the 9th November: 2010. Burnley 1-1 (Hayter 13) Doncaster. ATT: 13,655.
Last win: 1996
Last draw: 2010
Last defeat: 2002
STAT! – Doncaster have won one, drawn one and lost one of the last three matches on this date.
Saturday 9th November 2013:
Reading v QPR
Blackpool v Ipswich
Bolton v Millwall
Brighton v Blackburn
Burnley v Bournemouth
Charlton v Leeds
Derby v Sheffield Wednesday
Huddersfield v Birmingham
Leicester v Nottingham Forest
Middlesbrough v Watford
Sunday 10th November 2013
Yeovil v Wigan