Doubts over Kay's future

ANTONY Kay's future with Barnsley has been thrown into doubt for breaking club rules.

The 24-year-old centre back will be dropped for the last game of the season at West Brom, according to an Oakwell insider.

And it is understood that he faces a cash fine, too.

Oakwell academy graduate Kay was unceremoniously dropped after the 2-0 defeat at Cardiff in February amid rumours of a bust-up with manager Simon Davey.

Kay and Davey both denied they had fallen out.

Kay was back in favour and outstanding in the 1-0 win over Birmingham on April 9 and has started every game since.

Kay's apparent indiscretions have marred club celebrations at avoiding relegation. He is one of several players out of contract at the end of the season but has publicly declared he wants to remain at Oakwell, his home town club.

Barnsley boss Simon Davey is one of the nominations for the Championship manager of the month for April. Other contenders are Sunderland's Roy Keane, Steve Bruce from Birmingham and Stoke City's Tony Pulis.

Meanwhile Daniel Nardiello's six goals in four games have brought him a nomination for Championship player of the month.

He faces oppositiion from Andy Gray (Burnley), Jamie Cureton (Colchester) and Radhi Jaidi (Birmingham City).

Robbie Williams, who is on loan from Barnsley, at Blackpool has won a nomination for League One player of the month.