BARNSLEY were due to play Blackpool later today before their third league game of 2022 was postponed due to Covid.

The Reds are yet to play in the Championship this year after both the Stoke City and Blackpool games were called off due to coronavirus cases in the Barnsley squad.

The Nottingham Forest fixture was also called off at the start of the new year - though that was due to Covid cases in the Forest team.

Chief executive Khaled El-Ahmad said: “It was well-documented following our FA Cup fixture that Covid infiltrated our squad.

“As the days progressed, it became clear that we would not be able to field a team on Wednesday evening and attention turned to quelling the outbreak and preventing further spread.

“I must note that it’s not just the playing staff that have been impacted, departments who interact on a daily basis with the players have also suffered.

“Thankfully, those individuals who returned a positive result remain in good spirits and are following NHS guidance closely.”