Championship

January 1, 2013

Full-time

Peterborough United

2 - 1

Barnsley

Championship

15:00 +00:00, January 1, 2013

London Road Ground, England

Referee: D Drysdale

Tomlin banned for bottom-of-the-table clash

Team Stat Comparison

Peterborough United Barnsley
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 22 21
Points 54 55
Goal Difference -9 -14
Goals for * 1.5 1.3
Goals against * 1.7 1.7
Last 5 L-W-L-D-W D-W-D-D-L
Last 5 home W-D-W-W-D W-D-L-W-W
Last 5 away L-L-D-D-W D-D-D-D-L
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Peterborough United | Barnsley

Competition Stats

Peterborough United Barnsley
Goals Dwight Gayle 13 Craig Davies 8
Assists Lee Tomlin 9 Jacob Mellis 9
Yellows Micheal Bostwick 8 Stephen Foster 8
Reds Lee Tomlin 1 Stephen Dawson 1
Squads: Peterborough United | Barnsley

Peterborough will be without Lee Tomlin when they host managerless Barnsley.

Tomlin will be suspended when the only team below Posh in the npower Championship table visit London Road on New Year's Day.

The 23-year-old was shown a straight red card after just 12 minutes on Saturday for elbowing Bristol City defender Greg Cunningham as Peterborough's three-game winning run crashed to a halt with a 4-2 defeat at Ashton Gate.

Tomlin will begin a three-match ban with Danny Swanson the man most likely to replace him in the starting line up against the Tykes.

The only change to the Posh side against Bristol City saw Grant McCann replace George Thorne in midfield after the teenager was recalled from his loan spell by parent club West Brom on Friday.

Barnsley will be without on-loan striker Marcus Tudgay for the clash due to a suspected broken collarbone.

Tudgay, on loan from Nottingham Forest, was stretchered off late on in Saturday's home defeat to Blackburn, which signalled the departure of manager Keith Hill after the Tykes slipped to the bottom of the table.

Marlon Harewood is expected to partner Craig Davies up front in Tudgay's absence as on-loan Emile Sinclair, who returned to the substitutes' bench against Blackburn following a dead-leg, is unlikely to play against his parent club.

Teenager Reuben Noble-Lazarus is pushing for a recall to the starting line-up after an ankle injury, but midfielders Jacob Mellis (dead-leg) and Akos Buzsaky (hamstring), plus defender Martin Cranie (ankle) are expected to miss out again.

Midfielder David Perkins is hoping to continue after recovering from a hamstring problem as Barnsley, who have asked assistant boss David Flitcroft to take charge of the side, chase only their second win in 15 matches.