Barnsley manager Simon Davey does not expect to make any changes to his starting line-up for the home clash with relegation rivals Blackpool.

The Tykes will again be without Anderson De Silva following the recent death of his mother, while fellow midfielder Andranik Teymourian and defender Stephen Foster remain sidelined through suspension.

Diego Leon is not ready to return from a hamstring strain, but otherwise Davey has no other new injury or suspension problems.

Bobby Hassell is likely to continue in midfield and Davey also has the option of starting with on-loan Liverpool winger Adam Hammill or Martin Devaney.

Davey must also decide whether to retain strikers Michael Mifsud, Jon Macken and Daniel Bogdanovic in the same starting line-up.

Blackpool caretaker boss Tony Parkes will check on the fitness of a number of players ahead of the crunch trip to fellow strugglers Barnsley.

Midfielder David Vaughan missed Tuesday's 2-2 draw at Sheffield United with a groin strain and looks set to remain sidelined along with on-loan Sunderland winger Roy O'Donovan.

O'Donovan also missed out at Bramall Lane and could be out for the rest of the season after he underwent surgery to have his appendix removed on Wednesday.

Striker Brett Ormerod also missed the United game due to a virus and will be assessed along with skipper Rob Edwards.

Edwards has missed the last four games with an ankle injury but is edging closer to a recovery while defender Ian Evatt and striker

Ben Burgess remain sidelined with knee injuries.

Middlesbrough midfielder Gareth Owens will be available after he extended his loan spell at Bloomfield Road for a third and final month.

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