HERBIE Kane has not changed his game despite being close to a two-match ban for ten bookings.

Any player who receives ten yellow cards up to and including their team’s 37th game of the league season will be banned for two matches.

Midfielder Kane has been on nine cautions for the last nine games.

Barnsley’s 37th game is due to be at Carlisle United on Tuesday, before which they host Lincoln. Head coach Neill Collins told the Chronicle: “He’s played his natural game. He’s showing that with his performances.

“The other night he could have taken a yellow card (in the build-up to Bolton’s first goal). But having him fit and available is important. You can easily pick up a booking at any time.”

Would the situation change Collins’ approach to substituting Kane in games? He said: “Yes, but we haven’t been in the position very often when we can just take people off. The games have been close. A lot of the scorelines that end up looking comfortable, the goals come in the last ten minutes.

“We just do what we think is best to win each game then deal with what is next because, once you look too far ahead, you come unstuck.”