Barnsley have confirmed the Football Association are investigation a potential anti-doping violation by defender Bambo Diaby.

It has been reported the alleged failed test came after the Reds’ 3-2 defeat at Ewood Park on Saturday, November 23.

The 22-year-old played 90 minutes in the defeat which was the first match in charge for Reds boss Gerhard Struber.

The Spaniard, who played for Belgian side Lokeren before moving to Oakwell in the summer, played in the following 10 matches, but hasn’t featured in the matchday squad in either of their last two.

A club statement read: "Barnsley Football Club have received notification from the FA that they are investigating a potential anti-doping violation by our player, Bambo Diaby.

"The player and club are cooperating and responding directly with the FA.

"The player is now subject to a playing suspension whilst this matter is under investigation. During these proceedings, no further comment will be made."