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After sinking Leeds, Reds look for Donny double

Having thrashing Leeds United in such memorable fashion on New Year’s Eve, Barnsley go looking for more local bragging rights when they tackle Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium tomorrow.

But Reds boss Keith Hill has a lot to ponder, with injuries to key personnel leaving him short of numbers, particularly in midfield.

Skipper Jacob Butterfield is likely to be out of action for three weeks after sustaining knee ligament damage against Leeds, and Miles Addison has gone back to Derby after his loan expired.

Danny Drinkwater is also missing and Jim O’Brien is doubtful because of a stomach muscle problem that caused him to miss the victory over Leeds.

Sixteen-years-old Paul Digby could be thrown into the fray tomorrow, or Hill may look to move stalwart Bobby Hassell into the defensive midfield role.

Ricardo Vaz Te is set to start after coming off the bench to such devastating effect against Leeds.

His hat-trick, together with a sublime strike by Craig Davies, helped the Reds to a thumping 4-1 win. On the same afternoon Doncaster were being walloped by the same scoreline at Watford.

That left Rovers rooted to the bottom of the Championship, with 19 points from 24 matches.

Barnsley lie 13th with 33 points.

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