Football - Foster strengthens Tykes

Stephen Foster is back from suspension to boost Barnsley's defensive options when they host managerless Blackburn.

PA Sport

The 32-year-old picked up his fourth and fifth yellow cards of the season in back-to-back games meaning he served a one-match suspension for the 2-1 defeat to Birmingham.

The Tykes were also without fellow defender Martin Cranie, who may miss out again as he struggles with an ankle knock.

Midfielder David Perkins came off in the second half against Blues, with the club since revealing he is struggling with a hamstring strain, and is rated as doubtful.

Striker Emile Sinclair is still hampered by a dead leg, although he should be among the replacements once more, while the game may come too soon for Akos Buzsaky (hamstring).

Reuben Noble-Lazarus (ankle) is almost certainly out while Jacob Mellis (dead leg) is not expected back until January.

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