After a poor start to the season, Barnsley manager David Flitcroft has said that the club definitely needs some new players in order to recover from this start. The club are just one place above the bottom of the table after having won just one match so far this campaign. They have been trying to bring in several new players in the summer. Two of the transfer targets have been Hull city striker Matty Fryatt and Southampton striker Billy Sharp. They were expected to come to Barnsley on a loan deal till the end of the season, but it has not happened.

Barnsley have the third highest wage bill in the division and they were expected to challenge for a promotion spot this campaign. The unexpected poor start by the club may result in the sacking of manager Flitcroft in the next few weeks. The club will be taking on Watford during the weekend in what could be the defining game of the season for the manager. If they lose against an inform Watford team, who are on the edges of the play-off place, this could result in the manager losing his job.

Flitcroft has said that the club has been working extremely hard to bring names in this transfer window.

“We have a board meeting on Monday and it will be a case of where we are at, what do we think we need. But certainly some strategical recruitment now in areas is needed. We do not have enough points on the board and the balance is still not what I am happy with. Even though the players have given us everything – the last three games have showed the players have given everything they have got – we have not amassed points from the last two games, which is disappointing,” said Flitcroft.