Barton has re-signed for his former club until the end of the season and should appear in a changed starting XI.
Tom Heaton should make way in goal for either Paul Robinson or Nick Pope, while loanees Patrick Bamford and John Flanagan have been made available by Chelsea and Liverpool and could make rare starts.
Eusebio Di Francesco was left ruling a 2-1 come-from behind defeat to Shakhtar Donestsk in their Champions League last-16 first leg clash.
Manchester City defender Kyle Walker is determined to hand Arsenal a defeat in the EFL Cup final on Sunday, due to his love for…
Celtic crashed out of the Europa League in calamitous style with a 3-0 defeat by Zenit St Petersburg in Russia.
New Oxford chairman Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth has made appointing a new head coach 'quickly' a priority following his takeover of the Sky Bet League One club.
Defender David Mirfin will be Mansfield's only absentee when they host Coventry in Sky Bet League Two.