Barnsley: Reds ace’s cup gloom

Barnsley's Chris O'Grady
Barnsley's Chris O'Grady

CHRIS O’Grady is “gutted” he’s ineligible to play for Barnsley in tonight’s FA Cup quarter-final clash against Manchester City.

Sheffield Wednesday loan striker O’Grady is at Oakwell until the end of the season, but he was used as a second-half substitute in the Owls’ 2-0 defeat to MK Dons in January, rendering him unavailable for action this weekend.

“I’m gutted, but that’s football,” O’Grady told The Star. “I’d love to be in the team.

“I’m focused solely on the league. However, it’s nice to be around the place to help the other lads get their confidence up ahead of the game.”