Three players Barnsley FC should sign this summer

Last updated : 07 May 2013 By Matthew Glazier

...........A 2-2 draw at the Galpharm Stadium ensured that Barnsley will remain a Championship team next season although the Tykes left it late to scramble out of the bottom three, leaving Peterborough, Wolves and Bristol City to drop down to League One.

Although Barnsley operate one of the tightest budgets in the division, manager David Flitcroft will be looking to snap up some bargains this summer and there are a few names who could fit the bill.

Here are three players that could improve the Barnsley squad this summer:

James Wallace (Tranmere Rovers)

The Tranmere captain spent the second half of last season on the sidelines although Wallace is a class act who was chiefly responsible for Rovers going clear at the top of League One during the early months of the campaign. The former Everton trainee is a star turn in the centre of midfield where he controls the play and would be a valuable asset to Barnsley.

Paddy Madden (Yeovil Town)

League One’s top scorer isn’t earning a great deal at Yeovil and could be open to a move up a division, with the forward bagging 23 goals for the Glovers last season after an underwhelming spell at Carlisle. The Irishman is only 23 and could supply the Tykes with some much needed firepower.

Matt Tubbs (Bournemouth)

Tubbs is back at his hometown club for a second stint, although the striker could be open to a move away from Dean Court this summer. Since returning from Crawley, the 28-year-old really hasn’t had many chances to demonstrate his worth, managing just six goals last season thanks largely to a series of substitute performances.

However, let’s remember that he managed 49 goals in 61 matches at Crawley which caused manager Steve Evans to describe him as the best forward outside the top two divisions.

Article by Matthew Glazier.