Fresh on the back of their Play-Off Final triumph against Millwall, Barnsley have now submitted their retained list to the Football League. This has since been made public, showing that three have been offered new contracts and one more exits the club.

Paul Heckingbottom technically remains as the caretaker manager of the club but he is highly likely to be offered a full time contract. Not only did he guide the Tykes to promotion, but also the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy as well.

The highest profile name to have been offered a new deal is winger Adam Hammill. He scored a wonder strike at Wembley on Sunday in the Play-Off Final, and the ex-Liverpool youngster has been given fresh terms. The 28-year-old re-joined Barnsley in November 2015, which is technically his third spell at the club, including a previous loan spell which became permanent in 2009.

Left-sided Aidy White has also been handed a new deal, of which the club now await his response. He spent time on loan at Oakwell in the first part of last season from Rotherham United. After his release from the Millers, he signed a short-term deal until the end of the season in January with the Tykes.

Right back George Williams has also been offered a new deal. He has spent time out on loan at Barrow, but still started 16 League One games for Barnsley last season.

The one player to be released is midfielder Jak McCourt. The 20-year-old moved to Oakwell in January for an undisclosed fee from Premier League title winners Leicester City. He only made two appearances and has now been allowed to move on.


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