Barnsley v Crawley preview
Last Updated: 08/08/14 12:53pm
Luke Berry: Pushing for a start
Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Barnsley and Crawley Town at Oakwell.
Barnsley's summer signings James Bailey and Ross Turnbull are doubtful for the club's first ever meeting with Crawley.
Midfielder Bailey, signed from Derby, is nursing a slight groin strain and goalkeeper Turnbull had an injection in his back following a recent spasm but is hoping to feature.
The Reds' other new goalkeeper, Adam Davies, provides boss Danny Wilson with an alternative option, while seven more summer signings are all in contention.
Defenders Reece Brown and Joe Dudgeon, strikers Sam Winnall and Kane Hemmings, midfielders Conor Hourihane and Luke Berry plus latest recruit Keith Treacy are all hoping to make their competitive debuts.
Crawley boss John Gregory is expected to hand a debut to Gavin Tomlin at Oakwell.
Despite limping out of Saturday's pre-season friendly with Chelsea, the summer signing from Port Vale will make the trip, Gregory confirmed.
However, fellow new recruit Matt Harrold is definitely out following minor knee surgery which should keep him on the sidelines for up to four games.
Striker Izale McLeod is expected to start for Crawley following his arrival from MK Dons last month while experienced goalkeeper Brian Jensen is also set for his first game for the club.
Sky Bet League 1
Sat 9th Aug
Sheff Utd1 - 2Bristol C
Barnsley0 - 1Crawley
Bradford3 - 2Coventry
Colchester2 - 2Oldham
Fleetwood2 - 1Crewe
Leyton Or1 - 2Chesterfld
MK Dons4 - 2Gillingham
Port Vale1 - 1Walsall
Preston1 - 1Notts Co
Rochdale0 - 1Peterboro
Swindon3 - 1Scunthorpe
Yeovil0 - 3Doncaster
Sky Bet League 1
|2||Milton Keynes Dons||46||91|
|3||Preston North End||46||89|