Barnsley boss plays down Coventry City and Bristol City links to 23-year-old

Barnsley boss Neill Collins has played down rumours of Callum Styles leaving for Coventry City or Bristol City.

Barnsley are keen to keep hold of the 23-year-old and he is expected to be available as usual for their clash against Peterborough United at Oakwell this evening.

Styles, who is a Hungary international with 10 caps under his belt so far in his career, has been linked with a move back up to the Championship with Coventry and Bristol City both keen, as reported by Alan Nixon on his Patreon page.

Collins has responded and has told the Barnsley Chronicle“One of the things I can’t believe in this country after coming back is the kudos people put on social media stories. As far as I am aware, Callum will play for us tomorrow night.

“I want him here. I am a coach that wants to be successful and Callum is a top player. He’s shown great quality and we can get even more out of him.”

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Styles is a useful player at League One level and keeping hold of him between now and the end of the transfer window would be a big statement by Barnsley if they were able to do so.

He penned a contract extension running until 2025 a year ago before heading out the exit door on loan to join Millwall on loan following the Tykes’ relegation from the second tier 12 months ago.

The Bury-born man ended up making 22 appearances for the Lions in all competitions before heading back to his parent club earlier this summer.

Coventry could see him as someone to fill the void left by Gus Hamer’s exit to Premier League new boys Sheffield United last week. The Sky Blues have already raided Barnsley for goalkeeper Brad Collins in this window and have also brought in defender Bobby Thomas from Burnley after his stint in South Yorkshire last term.

Bristol City, on the other hand, have delved into League One to bring in Jason Knight from Derby County.

Barnsley drew 1-1 away at Bristol Rovers last time out and take on a Peterborough side who have won both of their outings so far this season under Darren Ferguson against Reading and Charlton Athletic.

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