Barnsley are looking at Swansea u23 coach Cameron Toshack and St Mirren boss Jack Ross to replace Paul Heckingbottom, according to journalist Alan Nixon.

Barnsley have now approached Premier League side Swansea City in order to hold talks with coach Cameron Toshack over their vacant managers role.

Toshack, who is the son of Wales legend John Toshack, is currently in joint-charge of the club’s under-23 side and last season led them to the Premier League 2 title and also reached the semi-finals of the Premier League International Cup.

Toshack also assisted Leon Britton when he took caretaker charge of the senior team following the sacking of Paul Clement in December.

Barnsley, who have also identified St Mirren boss Jack Ross as a managerial candidate, are in the Championship relegation zone. The 41-year-old has guided St Mirren to a 14-point lead at the top of the Scottish Championship.

Ross spent a year at Hartlepool United during his playing career, which also took in spells at Clyde, Falkirk, St Mirren, Hamilton and Dunfermline.

League Two Wycombe Wanderers have rejected a Championship club’s approach to speak to boss Gareth Ainsworth. Barnsley are the only side in the second tier without a manager after Paul Heckingbottom left to join Yorkshire rivals Leeds.

Heckingbottom guided Barnsley to promotion via the League One play-offs and won the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in 2015-16, but leaves them just one point above the relegation zone.

The move comes exactly two years to the day since Lee Johnson left the Barnsley job to take over at Bristol City and Heckingbottom took charge.

Following Paul Heckingbottom’s departure the club left a statement about their disappointment of him leaving.

“The club are shocked at Paul Heckingbottom’s desire to leave, having agreed a new contract last week following the completion of the transfer window, where the directors worked tirelessly along with Paul to secure their targets, resulting in a successful window,” the statement said.

“This left the club optimistic in a turnaround in form and a strong end to the 2017-18 campaign as we battle to retain our position in the league.”

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