Barnsley v Leicester preview

Barnsley striker Chris O’Grady is expected to return for his

sides game against Leicester in the Championship at Oakwell on


O’Grady, on loan from Sheffield Wednesday, was unable to play

against his parent club in Saturday’s defeat at Hillsborough.

Marlon Harewood and Chris Dagnall started up front for the Tykes

on Saturday and manager David Flitcroft could be tempted to recall


Winger Jim O’Brien shook off an ankle injury in time to start

against the Owls, but lasted only 56 minutes before being replaced

by Reuben Noble-Lazarus and could be doubtful.

Midfielder Stephen Dawson is pushing for his first appearance

since damaging ankle ligaments in January. He has been an unused

substitute in the Tykes’ last three matches.

But Flitcroft will still be without defenders Rory Delap (calf),

Jim McNulty (ankle) and Scott Golbourne (knee) as his side look to

bounce back out of the bottom three.

Wes Morgan will miss the match at Barnsley after receiving a

straight red card after only two minutes against Millwall on Friday


Zak Whitbread is likely to come into the team at centre-half for

his first start since Boxing Day.

Leicester held on until the 87th minute against Millwall before

conceding the game’s only goal. With Monday’s match at Oakwell

coming so soon after playing so long with 10 men, manager Nigel

Pearson is likely to make changes against the Tykes.

Pearson has options in midfield and attack with the likes of

Andy King, Lloyd Dyer, Richie Wellens, Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane


The Foxes’ promotion challenge has hit the buffers recently

after only one win in the last 10 Championship matches, a run which

has included six defeats.