A much-changed Barnsley team will look to reach the knock-out stages of the EFL Trophy tomorrow night when they visit Doncaster Rovers in their final group game at 7pm.

The Reds have so far lost 3-0 at home to Lincoln City in August then won 2-0 at home to Newcastle United under 21s last month.

That leaves them with three points from two games and a goal difference of minus one so they are third in their group.

Doncaster are top with five points, after beating Newcastle on penalties then winning at Lincoln.

But victory for Barnsley would see them overtake their neighbours and guarantee a place in the top two before Lincoln and Newcastle play a week later.

Head coach Michael Duff said: “We know if we win we go through so we will be trying to win.

“There will be a lot of changes. But we will pick a team that we think can win it.

"People need minutes, we have used the competition for that. We will blood young ones because they need opportunities. We have put out two fairly young teams and it will probably be another one. But the players on the bench on Saturday are classed as first team players then we will fit it up with younger ones.”

Doncaster were relegated to League Two last season and are eighth.

They drew 1-1 home to Leyton Orient on Saturday.

Their top-scorer is George Miller who was released by Barnsley last summer while they also brought in former Reds youngster Harrison Biggins, a midfielder.

Barnsley have won their last three away games without conceding a goal.

The Reds lost 2-0 home to Exeter on Saturday, leaving them fifth in League One.

This is the 76th meeting of the clubs, with Barnsley winning 24, drawing 24 and losing 27.

They met in the competition in 2005, when it was called the LDV Vans Trophy. Antony Kay and Neil Austin scored own goals as Barnsley conceded four times between 72 and 86 minutes.

Barnsley have won just one of their last ten meetings with their South Yorkshire neighbours.

The Reds have not won at the Keepmoat Stadium since January 2011 when Danny Haynes bagged a brace in a 2-0 victory.

Since then they have lost three times and drawn twice including the last visit for a 0-0 stalemate in March 2019.