Barnsley V Nottm Forest at Oakwell Stadium : Match Preview

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14 August 2017
Harvey Barnes could make first Barnsley start

Loan signing Harvey Barnes could be handed his first start for Barnsley in the home Sky Bet Championship game against Nottingham Forest.

Leicester's England Under-21 international winger Barnes stepped off the bench in Saturday's home defeat to Ipswich.

The Reds are hoping to receive international clearance in time to field Senegalese striker Mamadou Thiam, signed last week on a three-year deal from Dijon.

Head coach Paul Heckingbottom has no new injury worries, but Lloyd Isgrove (foot), Zeki Fryers (hamstring) and Liam Lindsay (groin) are still out.

Forest boss Mark Warburton will select from a position of strength after starting the season with three successive wins.

Apostolos Vellios, Jack Hobbs and Tyler Walker all failed to make the matchday squad for Saturday's 4-3 victory at Brentford but are pushing the incumbents from the sidelines.

Chris Cohen may also return after sitting out the game at Griffin Park with a knock, while Everton loanee Kieran Dowell is pushing for a first league start after scoring as a substitute against the Bees.

Matty Cash (ankle) and Jamie Ward (calf) remain injured.

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