Sunderland's promotion rivals Barnsley suffer major Kieffer Moore injury blow

Barnsley striker Kieffer Moore has been ruled out for the season
Barnsley striker Kieffer Moore has been ruled out for the season
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Barnsley will be without striker Kieffer Moore for the remainder of the League One campaign.

The Tykes, who are battling for promotion alongside Sunderland this season, will have to do without their talismanic striker as they bid to return to the second tier.

Moore was ruled out for several games owing to concussion, but is not set to be sidelined for the remainder of the campaign.

Barnsley released a statement this morning confirming that Moore, who has netted 18 times this season, is set to sit out their final fixtures after fresh medical advice.

They said: "Barnsley Football Club can confirm that following medical advice, Kieffer Moore will be out for the remainder of the season."

Moore was linked with a move to Sunderland during the winter transfer window, but the Tykes were believed to have demanded a large fee for his services.

The 26-year-old then suffered a head injury in Barnsley's clash at Gillingham on February 9, and has yet to feature since.

After it was confirmed Moore would be absent for the season, Barnsley assistant head coach Dale Tonge said: "We took medical advice and the advice is he is out for the remainder of the season.

"As you can imagine he is massively disappointed, but he is the type of character who has been around the dressing room and the boys and giving the support where needed.

"He is a leader in the group and still have him around has given the boys a bit of a lift and I think it is just going to help with the togetherness."