A round-up of some stories from Oakwell this week.
ISEKA 'BIG QUESTION MARK' FOR FULHAM
AARON Leya Iseka has an outside chance of returning to the Barnsley squad for tomorrow’s game with Fulham, says Poya Asbaghi.
The Belgian forward has not played since the FA Cup loss at Huddersfield on February 5.
Speaking at yesterday’s press conference, head coach Asbaghi said: “He is a big question mark for the next game, let’s see how he develops tomorrow.
“I am hoping he will be back sooner rather than later.”
Jordan Williams suffered a season-ending injury against Middlesbrough last week.
Cauley Woodrow, who has had a knee operation, and Victor Adeboyejo, who has a jaw injury, are not expected to return before the international break later this month.
HELIK CALLED UP AS POLAND GET BYE
BARNSLEY defender Michal Helik has been called up for Poland’s World Cup play-offs, but their planned game with Russia will not go ahead.
Poland were due to visit Russia on March 24 then the winner would take on either Sweden or the Czech Republic for a place at November’s World Cup in Qatar.
But Russia have been banned from all UEFA competitions following the invasion of Ukraine.
It was confirmed this week that Poland will receive a bye to the play-off final.
LOANEE THOMPSON NETS FOR DARLINGTOM
BARNSLEY forward Cameron Thompson scored for new loan club Darlington in the National League North this week.
He came on late in the 1-0 home win over Blyth Spartans on Saturday, then started at York City on Tuesday – scoring a consolation goal in a 3-1 defeat in the 93rd minute.
Jason Sraha started Guiseley’s 5-0 home loss to Brackley on Tuesday.
Herbie Kane registered his fifth assist of the season in Oxford’s 4-1 win over Burton Albion in League One. Tomas Kalinauskas was not involved in either of AFC Wimbledon’s games.
George Miller started Walsall’s 1-1 draw at Barrow and Jack Aitchison started Forest Green’s 1-1 draw at Salford.
Luke Thomas did not play in either of Bristol Rovers’ games this week.
Obbi Oulare was again left out of Molenbeek’s squad. Joe Ackroyd came off the bench for MFK Vyskov in their 4-1 win over Opava in the Czech second tier.
U18S BEAT POSH
BARNSLEY under 18s won 2-1 at home to Peterborough on Saturday.
Fabio Jalo’s 13th goal of the season put the young Reds ahead then Posh levelled but Danny Benson won it. The under 18s are due to visit Wigan on Tuesday from 11am.