, 3 Barnsley players capable of stepping up to the Championship in the future

3 Barnsley players capable of stepping up to the Championship in the future

Barnsley remain well in the mix for promotion to the Championship under Neill Collins.

Barnsley are currently sat in 5th place in the League One table.

They are seven points off the top two and 10 inside the play-offs with eight fixtures left to play.

Here is a look at three of their players who are capable of playing in the league above…

Luca Connell

Barnsley signed the 22-year-old from Celtic in 2022 and he has since become a key player for them in the middle of the park. His form last term helped the Tykes reach the third tier play-off final.

Connell, who rose up through the academy ranks at fellow third tier outfit Bolton Wanderers, has chipped in with two goals and an impressive 11 assists in his 70 appearances in all competitions. His deal at Oakwell expires in 2027 meaning his current club are under no pressure to sell him anytime soon.

Fabio Jalo

He is being tipped for bright future in the game but like Connell, he is also tied down on a long-term contract which is a boost for the South Yorkshire outfit. Jalo, who is 18-years-old, was on the books at Benfica from 2014 to 2019.

The striker has played 12 times for Collins’ side this term and has scored twice. TEAMtalk reported in November that Brighton and Hove Albion, Everton, Fulham, Leeds United and Sunderland were keeping tabs on him.

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Who is this?

Devante Cole

He is out of contract at the end of this campaign and is due to become a free agent. The ex-Manchester City man is yet to put pen-to-paper on an extension with Barnsley and his future is likely to depend on what league they find themselves.

Cole, who is 28-years-old, has scored 17 goals this term. He has already beaten his tally from last year and may want to test himself at a higher level in the future.

, 3 Barnsley players capable of stepping up to the Championship in the future
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