BARNSLEY are ‘evaluating’ whether to drop goalkeeper Brad Collins for Saturday's match with QPR.
Collins, 24, had been the Reds’ best player in the first half of the season but has been at fault for several goals in the last three weeks, including both in Tuesday’s 2-1 loss at Luton Town.
The other senior goalkeeper is Jack Walton, 23, who has not played a league game since January last year when he was replaced by Collins but impressed in the FA Cup at Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
Head coach Poya Asbaghi said: “In the end, we have two goalkeepers who are competing with each other.
“Brad knows he can improve but we also know his quality.
“I am happy with Jack, he did a good performance at Huddersfield.
“It’s like with outfielders – we have two good goalkeepers and we are evaluating who should be in goal for the next game.
“Jack was playing games before Brad then it changed. They challenge each other. We will see game by game who is playing.”
Asbaghi believes Collins’ sudden blip is due to the team’s terrible form which sees them bottom of the league and winless in 13.
He said: “It affects everybody.
“There was a time when Brad was winning games on his own, like against Coventry.
“We know his quality. But he, like others, gets affected by the results.
“We have to remember we have the youngest squad and it’s more normal that these things happen to a young player than a 32-year-old.”
Defender Mads Andersen added: “He’s still a good goalkeeper. Everybody supports him because we know how good he is and we see it in training every day.”