Championship club Barnsley are likely to spend big in the summer in order to end another season of relegation trouble. Barnsley managed to survive in the Championship mainly due to the points deduction for Portsmouth. They only managed a single win in the last 15 matches of the campaign, which they are keen to avoid in the next season. As a result, the club has revealed that they are going to back their manager Keith Hill quite heavily in the summer transfer window. The manager already revealed after the end of the season that he cannot wait for the next season to start.
The club will be losing up to 6 players in the summer after it was announced that their contracts would not be renewed. Amongst the six players, the club will be losing the key individuals like, Nathan Doyle, Andy Gray and Jacob Butterfield. It was initially hope that Jacob Butterfield would be part of the club next season, but the midfielder has instead decided to end his time at the club by announcing that he would leave following the end of his current contract. However, the club’s sporting director Don Rowing has said that the club plans to invest in a number of new players in the summer.
“Keith has said he would like four or five new players, so we’re trying to support him in bringing those players into the club. It’s very quiet at the moment because a lot of players are deciding what they want to do and sorting out their packages if they’re going to leave their current clubs. It’s probably a lot quieter than usual because of the financial climate. There is not as much money about as maybe there was last season,” said Don Rowing when asked about the plans for the next season.