Nottm Forest V Barnsley at The City Ground : Match Preview

01 January 2017
Nottm Forest V Barnsley - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Matt Mills banned for Barnsley clash

Nottingham Forest defender Matt Mills will miss the home game against Barnsley through suspension.

Centre-half Mills was sent off for two bookable offences in Saturday's defeat at Newcastle and sits out a one-game ban.

Michael Mancienne is expected to return to the starting line-up after serving his one-match ban, but fellow defender Joe Worrall remains doubtful after missing out at St James' Park due to a hip injury.

Henri Lansbury (hamstring), Chris Cohen (groin), Daniel Pinillos (knee), Danny Fox (strain) and Armand Traore (knee) are unlikely to be back in contention.

Barnsley will be without suspended defender Marc Roberts for the next three matches following his straight red card in Saturday's home draw against Birmingham.

Adam Jackson is likely to return to the heart of defence in Roberts' absence alongside Angus MacDonald after recovering from a hamstring injury.

Winger Adam Hammill is back in contention after serving his three-game ban, while midfielder Josh Scowen is pushing for a recall.

Midfielder Sessi D'Almeida (knee) remains a long-term absentee as Paul Heckingbottom's side chase their fifth win in eight league matches.