Barnsley will be without suspended goalkeeper Luke Steele for the home clash with Crystal Palace.

Steele serves a one-game ban following his straight red card in last week's 6-1 thrashing at Newcastle for allegedly bringing down Peter Lovenkrands inside the penalty area.

Number two goalkeeper David Preece stepped off the substitutes' bench at St James' Park and will continue on Saturday.

Mark Robins has no other new injury or suspension worries, but defender Rob Kozluk is still not ready to return due to a knee problem.

Central defender Darren Moore, midfielder Adam Hammill and strikers Iain Hume and Daniel Bogdanovic are all pushing for recalls as the Tykes, eight points clear of the bottom three, look to make up lost ground on the top six.

Palace will check on top scorer Darren Ambrose ahead of the game.

The 17-goal midfielder had to be taken off following a hefty challenge to his ankle during the midweek home defeat by Bristol City.

Neil Danns came on in Ambrose's place following two games out with a back injury and should be involved again.

Claude Davis is still suspended and fellow centre-half Paddy McCarthy will not be back until next month following shoulder surgery so Matt Lawrence and Clint Hill continue at the back.

Boss Paul Hart admitted his side looked weary against City but has little in the way of options, although striker Stern John could get a first start since returning from his loan at Ipswich.

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