Michael Coulson could be called back into the Barnsley first team squad as they face two games in three days.
Oakwell chief Simon Davey is likely to find his playing resources at full stretch for the visit to Preston on Saturday and Monday night's home fixture with Burnley.
Midfielder Anderson de Silva is banned from both and Miguel Mostto, Martin Devaney and Mounir El Haimur have all missed training injured. Darren Moore has been ruled unfit and Iain Hume continues his recuperation from a fractured skull at home.
Simon Whaley, who is on loan from Preston, cannot play against Preston.
Davey and his coaching staff took the player 10-pin bowling yesterday as break from routine ahead of the hectic weekend.