Football - Tykes sweat on Mellis

Barnsley could be without influential midfielder Jacob Mellis for their game at Leicester.


Mellis has been a virtual ever-present for manager Keith Hill this season, but sustained a dead-leg in last week's heavy defeat at Watford and is rated as very doubtful.

Teenager Reuben Noble-Lazarus, Stephen Dawson, Tomasz Cywka and Jim O'Brien will all be hoping to return to the starting line-up in Mellis' expected absence.

Another midfielder, David Perkins, remains sidelined with a hamstring problem, but Hill has no other new injury or suspension problems and apart from a replacement for Mellis has hinted he will not be making changes.

On-loan trio Akos Buzsaky, Jonathan Greening and Emile Sinclair are expected to start again.

But striker Mido is still not in contention following a back problem as the South Yorkshire side chase their first league win in 10 matches.

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