Martin Cranie could make his first league start since the opening day after playing 45 minutes of the 3-2 defeat at Nottingham Forest on Saturday, whilst fellow centre-back Lewin Nyatanga should make the squad for the first time this season.
Polish midfielder Tomasz Cywka is pushing for only his second start of the season following his wonder strike at the City Ground.
Marcus Pedersen remains sidelined whilst Paul Digby picked up a knock in an Under 21 fixture this afternoon (Monday)
Last time out - Barnsley Team: Mike Pollitt Peter Ramage Tom Kennedy Scott Wiseman Jean-Yves Mvoto Jim O’Brien Stephen Dawson David Perkins Dale Jennings Kelvin Etutu Chris O’Grady Head To Head Last Six Bournemouth v Barnsley results: 25/3/06 Barnsley 0-0 Bournemouth (League One) 28/2/06 Bournemouth 1-1 Barnsley (League One) 19/2/05 Barnsley 0-1 Bournemouth (League One) 30/10/04 Bournemouth 1-3 Barnsley (League One) 17/1/04 Barnsley 1-1 Bournemouth (League One) 16/8/03 Bournemouth 2-2 Barnsley (League One) Overall Record: Bournemouth Wins: 11 Barnsley Wins: 16 Draws: 13 Bournemouth Goals: 52 Barnsley Goals: 57 At Dean Court: Bournemouth Wins: 8 Barnsley Wins: 4 Draws: 7 Bournemouth Goals: 33 Barnsley Goals: 22 First Met In League: Bournemouth 1-1 Barnsley Saturday 28th November 1959. Biggest Win: Barnsley 5-2 Bournemouth Saturday 26th November 1988. Biggest Defeat: Bournemouth 5-0 Barnsley Saturday 23rd September 1961. Last Home Win: Barnsley (Darren Sheridan 14, Craig Hignett 65, Martin Bullock 88) 3-1 Bournemouth (Eddie Howe 51) Saturday 23rd January 1999. Last Away Win: Bournemouth (Wade Elliott 52) 1-3 Barnsley (Barry Conlon 20, 36, Michael Chopra 69) Saturday 30th October 2004. Last Home Draw: Barnsley 0-0 Bournemouth Saturday 25th March 2006. Last Away Draw: Bournemouth (Adam Griffiths 70) 1-1 Barnsley (Stephen McPhail 21) Tuesday 28th February 2006. Last Home Defeat: Barnsley 0-1 Bournemouth (Garreth O’Connor 77) Saturday 19th February 2005. Last Away Defeat: Bournemouth 2-1 Barnsley Saturday 16th December 1989. Last Away Meeting: Tuesday 28th February 2006. Bournemouth 1 1 Barnsley Adam Griffiths 70 Stephen McPhail 21 Bournemouth: Gareth Stewart, Adam Griffiths, Neil Young, Eddie Howe, Stephen Purches, Callum Hart, Aaron Brown, Stephen Cooke (Brett Pitman 86), Marcus Browning, Steven Foley, James Hayter. Unused Subs: Neil Moss, Jason Tindall, Daryl Fordyce, James Coutts. Barnsley: Nick Colgan, Neil Austin, Paul Heckingbottom, Bobby Hassell (Paul Reid 5), Antony Kay, Stephen McPhail, Chris Shuker, Brian Howard, Martin Devaney, Paul Hayes (Daniel Nardiello 77), Marc Richards (Tommy Wright 86) Unused Subs: Scott Flinders, Robbie Williams. Still at respective clubs: Bournemouth: 2 (Purches, Pittman) NB, Howe is now the club’s manager. Barnsley: 1 (Hassell) This Season Last six 2013-2014 results: Bournemouth: 14/9/13 Bournemouth 1-2 Blackpool (Championship) 31/8/13 Doncaster 0-1 Bournemouth (Championship) 28/8/13 Watford 2-0 Bournemouth (League Cup) 24/8/13 Huddersfield 5-1 Bournemouth (Championship) 17/8/13 Bournemouth 1-0 Wigan (Championship) 10/8/13 Watford 6-1 Bournemouth (Championship) W: 2 D: 0 L: 4 F: 5 A: 15 GD: -10 Points: 6 Barnsley: 14/9/13 Nottingham Forest 3-2 Barnsley (Championship) 31/8/13 Barnsley 2–1 Huddersfield (Championship) 27/8/13 Barnsley 1-5 Southampton (League Cup) 24/8/13 Blackburn 5–2 Barnsley (Championship) 17/8/13 Barnsley 2-2 Charlton (Championship) 10/8/13 Blackpool 1-0 Barnsley (Championship) W: 1 D: 1 L: 4 F: 9 A: 17 GD: -8 Points: 4 Interesting Stats This is the first meeting between the two sides in seven years and their first at this level for 23. Four of the last six duels have ended in draws and Barnsley have lost just one of the last eight. They are undefeated in their last three trips to Dean Court with the last time they left empty handed coming back in 1989. The Reds have scored in each of their last eight visits to Dean Court, stretching back 36 years. Barnsley are yet to keep a clean sheet this campaign, Bournemouth have scored in every league match. Bournemouth have lost four of their last six matches in all competitions but their 2-1 defeat against Blackpool on Saturday ended their 100% winning record at Dean Court this season. Indeed that result ended a run of seven straight home wins for the Cherries stretching back to last March. Bournemouth have conceded 14 goals in their six league games so far, there is only one side who has conceded more… Barnsley, who have shipped 16, whilst Championship games involving Bournemouth have generated 21 goals, only those involving Barnsley exceed that (24). Eddie Howe, who was in the Bournemouth side the last time these two teams met, is yet to see his side draw a game this season. They are the only side in the Championship yet to have a stalemate. Bournemouth have won four of their last five Tuesday night matches. Barnsley have scored at least twice in three of their last four league matches but have lost all three away games. They are the only side to have lost every away game so far in the Championship. In total The Reds have gone 10 away matches without victory since a 3-2 triumph at Middlesbrough in February. It is their worst run on the road since they went 13 without a win between 4th February 2012 and 22nd September 2012. They have lost four out of their last six games home and away and defeat at Dean Court would make this their worst start to a season since 2009-2010 when their first seven games also brought one win, one draw and five defeats. Striker Chris O’Grady is looking to net for the third successive game. The last person to do this was Jason Scotland who managed it in Jan/Feb. Barnsley have failed to win any of their last four Tuesday night matches. On This Day:
Played: 22 Won: 6 Drawn: 8 Lost: 8 Scored 27 Conceded 33.
Last match on the 17th Seprember: 2011 Exeter 0-2 Bournemouth (Thomas, Duffy og) Att: 4,593.
Last win: 2011
Last draw: 1994
Last defeat: 1985
STAT! – Bournemouth have won each of their last three matches on this date and are unbeaten in the last five.
Played: 27 Won: 8 Drawn: 9 Lost: 10 Scored 39 Conceded 38.
Last match on the 17th September: 2011. Barnsley (Gray) 1-1 Watford (Sordell). ATT: 9,733.
Last win: 2002 Last draw: 2011
Last defeat: 1994
STAT! – Barnsley are unbeaten in their last five matches on this date but have drawn four of them.
JOINT STAT!- These two sides have met once before on the 17th September. Back in 1960 when the Cherries were known as Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic, Barnsley went down 3-2 at Oakwell in an Old Third Division game.
Tuesday 17th September 2013:
Bolton v Derby
Burnley v Birmingham
Huddersfield v Charlton
Ipswich v Yeovil
Leicester v Blackburn
Millwall v Blackpool
Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough
Watford v Doncaster
Wednesday 18th September 2013:
QPR v Brighton
Reading v Leeds