Barnsley Vs Nottingham Forest, Tue 16 Mar 2010

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Barnsley defender Carl Dickinson is doubtful for the clash with Nottingham Forest but goalkeeper Luke Steel is available following suspension.

Dickinson, on loan from Stoke until the end of the season, was replaced at half-time in Saturday's goalless draw with Crystal Palace and has had a scan on injured knee ligaments.

Manager Mark Robins expects Nathan Doyle to be fit after he was forced out of the action on Saturday due to a migraine although goalkeeper Steele is available again.

Steele sat out the weekend draw following his sending-off the previous week at Newcastle, for which he served a one-game ban, and Robins must decide whether to recall him or keep faith with David Preece, who was in fine form against Palace.

Darren Moore, left out of the squad altogether at the weekend, is likely to be recalled if Dickinson fails a late fitness test, while Luke Potter provides Robins with other options in defence.

Forest`s squad has a threadbare feel to it ahead of the trip.

Boss Billy Davies, already likely to be without captain Paul McKenna for the remainder of the season due to knee ligament damage, has revealed defender James Perch and forward Garath McCleary are fighting injuries that could also end their campaigns.

Perch and McCleary missed the defeat at Preston on Saturday with ankle and knee problems respectively.

Joel Lynch is set for another spell on the sidelines after the full-back suffered a recurrence of a thigh injury.

Davies has several other unnamed players also nursing bumps and bruises following the Preston defeat.

After losing at Deepdale, Leicester, Doncaster, Coventry and Derby, Forest will be looking to halt a five-game losing run on their travels.

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Doncaster Rovers
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Nottingham Forest
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Garath McCleary
Luke Potter
Crystal Palace
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Coventry City
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