Peter Ramage will miss out with the back injury he suffered during the warm-up at Leicester on Saturday with Tom Kennedy set to deputise. Despite defeat at the King Power Stadium, manager David Flitcroft is likely to name an unchanged line-up with Jack Butland, David Fox and Paddy McCourt all set for their first Oakwell starts.
Last time out - Barnsley Team:
Head To Head
Last Six Barnsley v Reading results:
17/3/12 Barnsley 0-4 Reading (Championship)
20/8/11 Reading 1-2 Barnsley (Championship)
19/3/11 Barnsley 0-1 Reading (Championship)
25/9/10 Reading 3-0 Barnsley (Championship)
30/1/10 Reading 1-0 Barnsley (Championship)
29/8/09 Barnsley 1-3 Reading (Championship)
Barnsley Wins: 23
Reading Wins: 27
Barnsley Goals: 90
Reading Goals: 103
Barnsley Wins: 17
Reading Wins: 10
Barnsley Goals: 60
Reading Goals: 44
First Met In League: Barnsley 2-2 Reading Saturday 11th September 1926.
Biggest Win: Barnsley 5-2 Reading Tuesday 20th October 1987.
Biggest Defeat: Reading 7-0 Barnsley Saturday 29th December 1979.
Last Home Win: Barnsley (Darren Barnard 22, Jan-Aage Fjortoft 59,86) 3-0 Reading Tuesday 15th September 1998.
Last Away Win: Reading (Hal Robson-Kanu 74) 1-2 Barnsley (Stephen Foster 27, Matt Done 68) Saturday 20th August 2011.
Last Home Draw: Barnsley 0-0 Reading Saturday 16th December 1972.
Last Away Draw: Reading 0-0 Barnsley Saturday 18th April 2009.
Last Home Defeat: Barnsley 0-4 Reading (Jobi McAnuff 47, Jem Karacan 9,65, Jason Roberts 90). Saturday 17th March 2012.
Last Away Defeat: Reading (Jimmy Kebe 78, Hal Robson-Kanu 90, Ian Harte 90) 3-0 Barnsley Saturday 25th September 2010.
Last Home Meeting:
Saturday 17th March 2012.
Barnsley 0 4 Reading
Jobi McAnuff 47
Jem Karacan 49,65
Jason Roberts 90
Luke Steele, Stephen Foster, Scott Wiseman (John Stones 52), Jim McNulty, Lee Collins, Nathan Doyle (Stephen Dawson 70), Matt Done, Korey Smith, Craig Davies, Franck Nouble, Danny Rose (David Cotterill 71).
Unused Subs: Lukas Lidakevicius, Andy Gray.
Manager: Keith Hill.
Adam Federici, Alex Pearce, Kaspars Gorkss, Ian Harte, Jem Karacan (Jay Tabb 76), Mikele Leigertwood, Jobi McAnuff (Hal Robson-Kanu 67), Jimmy Kebe (Simon Church 83), Hayden Mullins, Noel Hunt, Jason Roberts.
Unused Subs: Mikkel Andersen, Adam Le Fondre.
Manager: Brian McDermott.
Still at respective clubs:
Barnsley: 5 (Steele, Wiseman, McNulty, Dawson, Rose.
Reading: 10 (Federici, Pearce, Gorkss, Karacan, Leigertwood, McAnuff, Roberts, Andersen, Robson-Kanu, Le Fondre)
Last six 2013-2014 results:
28/9/13 Leicester 2– 1 Barnsley (Championship)
21/9/13 Barnsley 1-5 Watford (Championship)
17/9/13 Bournemouth 1-0 Barnsley (Championship)
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)
W: 1 D: 0 L: 5 F: 7 A: 17 GD: -10 Points: 3
28/9/13 Reading 2–0 Birmingham (Championship)
21/9/13 Derby 1-3 Reading (Championship)
18/9/13 Reading 1-0 Leeds (Championship)
15/9/13 Reading 0-0 Brighton (Championship)
31/8/13 Yeovil 0-1 Reading (Championship)
27/8/13 Peterborough 6-0 Reading (League Cup)
W: 4 D: 1 L: 1 F: 7 A: 7 GD: 0 Points: 13
Barnsley have not defeated Reading at Oakwell since 1998 and have lost each of the last four, three of which without even scoring a goal.
That 3-0 success was in a League Cup tie, the last time they took three points off the Royals at home was two years previous- in the promotion season of 1996-1997 when they also triumphed 3-0.
Eight of Reading's last nine goals at Oakwell have come in the second half.
Overall Barnsley have lost five of the last six meetings with Reading
The Royals have made a decent fist of life back in the Championship after relegation and after winning just one of their opening five league and cup games in 2013-2014, they have gone on to win four and draw one of the following five.
That run also includes four clean sheets.
Nigel Adkins side are looking to win four games on the bounce for the first time since January. They have not won four LEAGUE games in a row since April 2012.
Adkins has lost just once in seven meetings as a manager against Barnsley with Scunthorpe and Southampton.
Reading have lost their last six Tuesday night matches.
This is now Barnsley’s worst start for 42 years, when they also took just four points from the opening nine games of the 1971-1972 campaign.
Defeat tomorrow would make this their worst start for 47 years when they started the 1966-67 season with just three points from their first 10 matches. They did recover to finish 13th that season however.
That 1966-67 season was the last time The Reds also failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their first nine matches, as they have done in 2013-2014. Back then it took until the 12th match to keep the back door shut.
Overall Barnsley have now won just two wins from the last 18 matches in all competitions, one of the last 12 and they have lost eight of the 11 they have played in 2013-2014.
They have lost four successive league games for the first time since November. They have not lost five in a row since September 2009. It has happened only twice in 27 years.
Barnsley have lost their last five Tuesday night matches.
2013-2014: Games: 6 Yellows: 18 Reds: 0
Sarginson has shown four yellow cards in four the six matches he has officiated.
His last Barnsley match was three years ago when he sent off Paul McShane in a 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough.
Last Barnsley match: Middlesbrough 1-1 Barnsley, Saturday 16th April 2011. (Three yellows one red, 2 yellows for Middlesbrough, 1 yellow 1 red for Barnsley)
Last Reading match: Millwall 1-2 Reading, Saturday 3rd March 2012. (Two yellows, 1 for Millwall, 1 for Reading)
On This Day:
Played: 20 Won: 13 Drawn: 2 Lost: 5 Scored: 47 Conceded: 29.
Last match on the 1st October: 2011. Barnsley (Gray (2)) 2-0 Coventry. Att: 9,497.
Last win: 2011
Last draw: 1996
Last defeat: 1999
STAT! – Barnsley have won each of their last two matches on this date and six of the last eight.
Played: 21 Won: 7 Drawn: 8 Lost: 6 Scored: 26 Conceded: 26.
Last match on the 1st October: 2011. Reading 0-0 Middlesbrough. ATT: 17,418.
Last win: 2006
Last draw: 2011
Last defeat: 1986
STAT! – Reading are unbeaten in their last six matches on this date (W4 D2)
Tuesday 1st October 2013:
Birmingham v Millwall
Blackburn v Watford
Brighton v Sheffield Wednesday
Charlton v Nottingham Forest
Derby v Ipswich
Doncaster v Burnley
Leeds v Bournemouth
Middlesbrough v Huddersfield
Yeovil v Leicester
Blackpool v Bolton