Stephen McLaughlin is expected to resume training this week but the winger, who is still waiting for his first taste of first-team action since joining the Reds from Derry City in January, will not be forced into a rushed return from his ankle injury.
Striker Darius Henderson will serve the second game of a three-match suspension.
Everyone else is fit and available with the likes of defenders Danny Collins and Gonzalo Jara Reyes, midfielders Guy Moussi and Radoslaw Majewski and strikers Marcus Tudgay and Dexter Blackstock all vying for recalls should boss Billy Davies wish to make changes to his starting line-up,
Three draws and two defeats during a five-game winless run has seen Forest fall out of the play-off places but victory against the struggling Tykes could see the Reds return to the top six.
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