By Joe Ellis

5th May, 2022 | 5:10pm

Early Barnsley team news v West Brom: Callum Brittain 'unlikely', three ruled out

Barnsley will travel to The Hawthorns on Saturday with a depleted side to take on West Brom as caretaker manager Martin Devaney shared today.

The Tykes are already relegated and rooted to the bottom of the Championship ahead of the final game of the season but they will be looking to earn some pride back before their assault on League One next season.

But Devaney and Barnsley will be up against it in the Midlands with three players ruled out for certain and another likely to join them on the treatment table.

“Callum Brittain had a fitness test today, and he looks unlikely. Mads Andersen and Rémy Vita are definitely out,” Devaney said to Barnsley FC’s official club website.

“Romal (Palmer) is his hamstring, a slight strain, so, unfortunately, he’ll miss the weekend.”

Experiment

Our chances of a late playoff push have been gone for a long time but Steve Bruce is yet to really experiment with the entirety of the club’s players but this is his chance to do that.

He has been very happy to chop and change the senior players who have got the club absolutely nowhere this season but those impressing in the academy have been stuck in the shadows all year long.

We saw signs of that changing last weekend as Zac Ashworth came on for his debut for the Baggies and Taylor Gardner-Hickman has proved to be a hit since he was brought in earlier this season too.

But we need more and there are players waiting to be given a proper chance at Championship level such as Quevin Castro, Layton Love and Reyes Cleary in particular.

With nothing to play for in either camp, there is no reason why some of these talented youngsters can’t get their chance in the limelight and they could prove to be another Gardner-Hickman.

In other West Brom news, Alan Nixon, from The Sun, has shared what is holding back this Albion target’s current contract negotiations.

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