Barnsley: Wilson set for signings

Danny Wilson
Danny Wilson

Barnsley boss Danny Wilson is hoping to freshen his squad with one or two new players in time for Saturday’s away clash with Charlton Athletic.

Wilson has held talks with Oakwell owner Patrick Cryne and chief executive Ben Mansford about reinforcements.

And it is understood Cryne has made money available for Wilson to sign players he believes will help the struggling Reds avoid relegation.

Wilson revealed: “We’ve had a very positive response from the owner. Mr Cryne has put a lot of money into this club and it’s down to his generosity where it is today. We’ve got to be truly thankful that he wants to help.”

“He fully understands the dilemma we’re in and he knows how important it is to try and stay in this division.

“It’s very cloak and dagger at this time of year so we’re keeping our transfer targets very close to our chest, but we’ve got a few players we’re looking it and hoping to get players in as soon as possible.

“We’re close on one and talking to others, so we’ll just have to hope something drops for us.

“New players can freshen up a team - and that’s what we need.”