Date: 4th January 2013 at 1:56pm
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Barnsley entertain Burnley in the FA cup third round as the search for a new manager continues.

Vital Quotes: Oldtimetyke

What are the club playing at? No manager appointed yet! Why do we take so long to get things sorted at Oakwell?

Barnsley Team News:

Marcus Tudgay has returned to Nottingham Forest after his loan expired on the 3rd. The club were hoping to extend his loan but a broken collarbone means he will be out for 6 – 8 weeks.

Craig Davies is currently in talks with Bolton and could be left out so that any proposed deal doesn`t come under threat.

Temporary boss Flitcroft will be hoping to have some reinforcements available again in the attacking third but the likes of Mellis are still doubtful.

Player to watch: Luke Steele

Expect the Barnsley keeper to be busy.

Burnley Team News:

Burnley striker Charlie Austin is likely to miss the game so that gives the reds half a chance.

Player to watch: Sam Vokes

Chance to shine with Austin injured.

Line Up & Formation

What line up and formation do you think Flitcroft will go for? Having missed the Peterborough game myself I am told he shuffled from 5-3-2 and 4-4-2 with neither system paying off and the team lacking any attacking threat.

I am led to believe he will start with wing backs as he feels it`s the way forward with the squad he has available. The personal is set to change though. I am told the line-up could look like this.

Steele; Cranie, Foster, Kennedy; Stones, O`Brien, Dawson, Perkins, Goldbourne; Dagnall, Harerwood.

Ref Watch:

Paul Tierney is the man in charge.

Match Prediction:

All I can see is another defeat. I`m going 2 – 1 to Burnley.

Next Match:

The big one at home to Leeds back in Championship action. Let`s hope and pray we have a manager in by then.