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Barnsley Vs Blackpool, Sat 27 Feb 2010

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Rob Kozluk is set to be Barnsley`s only absentee for the home game against Blackpool as Ryan Shotton returns from suspension.

Defender Kozluk has a knee injury and Robins does not expect him to recover in time, but Shotton, on loan from Stoke, is available after a four-game ban.

Experienced defender Darren Moore has missed training this week as he nurses a niggle and Robins will assess his fitness closer to kick-off.

Neither Kozluk nor Moore would have expected to start, though, as Robins is unlikely to make any changes to the side that won 2-0 at Cardiff last weekend.

That means that 20-year-old homegrown defender Luke Potter should retain his place in the starting line-up after making just his second appearance for the club against the Bluebirds.

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway will again be without defender Rob Edwards.

Edwards serves the second instalment of a two-game ban and Andy Butler is again set to deputise at the heart of the defence.

Midfielder Gary Taylor-Fletcher succumbed to injury during last weekend`s win over Reading and was replaced by Hameur Bouazza after just 22 minutes.

Taylor-Fletcher will be assessed ahead of this weekend`s game but Danny Coid (hamstring), Daniel Nardiello (groin), and Billy Clarke (knee) all look set to remain sidelined.

Steve McPhee is steadily recovering from a long-term cruciate ligament injury but the forward is not yet ready to be considered for a return to first-team action.

Holloway`s men are in buoyant mood after two successive home wins and three consecutive clean sheets.

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