Video '“ Broken toe rules out Barnsley winger for four matches

BARNSLEY assistant head coach Andreas Winkler has confirmed that winger Ryan Hedges will be out of action for a spell with a broken toe.

Hedges suffered his injury in Saturday’s South Yorkshire derby with Doncaster Rovers.

Winkler, whose side travel to League One promotion rivals Sunderland on Tuesday night, said: “Ryan broke his toe and is out for the next four matches.

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“Zeki (Fryers) is back in the team (squad), but I do not know if he is back in the starting 11.”

INJURY WOE: barnsley's Ryan Hedges. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Winkler admits that Barnsley were not at their best in Saturday’s derby with Doncaster Rovers and are glad that they have a chance to immediately get back on track in a promotion six-pointer at Sunderland - and that there is a quick turnaround.

He added: “I really like it and that is why I am among the coaching staff. And to go to such a massive stadium like Sunderland is something we are looking forward to.”