Barnsley Vs Sheffield Wednesday, Sat 16 Jan 2010

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Barnsley will include new signing Nathan Doyle in their squad but could hand late fitness tests to Hugo Colace and Bobby Hassell ahead of the home derby clash with Sheffield Wednesday.

Doyle, who spent four months on loan from Hull during the first half of the season, returned to Oakwell on a permanent basis this week and signed a two-and-a-half year deal.

Argentinian midfielder Colace and defender Hassell are both struggling with knocks, but are expected to be included in manager Mark Robins' squad.

Robins has no other new injury or suspension problems, but could be tempted to make one or two changes as his side look to bounce back from successive defeats.

The Tykes went down 1-0 at Scunthorpe in the FA Cup earlier this month and lost their first league game in nine matches at Coventry last week.

Wednesday midfielder Michael Gray could return to the squad for manager Alan Irvine's first game in charge.

But defender Richard Hinds (heel), midfielder Tommy Miller (hamstring) and goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell (ankle), who all missed the home FA Cup defeat to Crystal Palace on January 2, are still ruled out.

Gray also missed out against Palace due to illness, but is back in contention as the Owls chase their first league win in 12 matches.

The Owls' scheduled home game against Peterborough last Saturday was postponed, while new boss Irvine has since been installed as Brian Laws' replacement.

Former Preston manager Irvine is not expected to make major changes to Wednesday's starting line-up and has no new injury or suspension problems.

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