Scotland dilemma for Tykes boss


Barnsley manager David Flitcroft must decide whether to hand striker Jason Scotland his first start for the club at Middlesbrough.

Scotland has struck the winning goal after stepping off the substitutes’ bench in both of his first two appearances for the Tykes since arriving last month on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

But Chris Dagnall and Marlon Harewood have formed an effective partnership up front in recent weeks and Flitcroft might decide to leave Scotland on the bench and continue to use him as an impact player.

Flitcroft has no new injury or suspension problems, but defender Jim McNulty (hamstring) remains doubtful and midfielder Stephen Dawson is out with ankle ligament damage.

Barnsley are unbeaten in six matches in all competitions and will climb out of the bottom three with victory if other results go their way.