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Barnsley Vs Derby County, Sat 10 Apr 2010

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Barnsley will be without Iceland midfielder Emil Hallfredsson for the home clash with Derby.

Hallfredsson's season is over due to the fractured metatarsal he sustained in last Saturday's goalless draw with Sheffield United.

Manager Mark Robins has several other concerns, with defenders Darren Moore (hamstring) and Bobby Hassell (abdomen/back) playing through injury in Monday's draw with Peterborough, the latter requiring an injection prior to kick-off.

Robins has also revealed strikers Jon Macken and Andy Gray are struggling with knocks while fellow forward Daniel Bogdanovic (hamstring) and midfielder Filipe Teixeira (abdominal strain) have been sidelined in recent weeks.

The Tykes, who have drawn their last three games, have not tasted victory since the home win over Nottingham Forest on March 16 seven matches ago.

Derby striker Rob Hulse is hoping to return to the starting line-up. Hulse fired his 12th goal of the season when stepping off the substitutes bench in the 3-1 home defeat to Ipswich on Monday.

Manager Nigel Clough must decide whether to stick with Steven Davies alongside Chris Porter up front or recall former Crewe, West Brom, Leeds and Sheffield United forward Hulse.

Clough will be without defender Dean Leacock, who will miss the rest of the season after damaging knee ligaments in the recent win at Coventry.

Scotland international Kris Commons has still not fully recovered from his hamstring injury and defender Miles Addison, sidelined since mid-January with a foot problem, is still out.

Derby, who lost their first game in six outings on Monday, are six points above the relegation zone but have still not guaranteed their safety.

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Peterborough United
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Sheffield United
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