Barnsley’s chances of keeping Josh Brownhill for their return to Championship appear to be over after BBC Radio Sheffield reported this morning that the midfielder is set to team up with the man who brought him to Oakwell.
As then Reds Head Coach, Lee Johnson brought the 20 year old to Barnsley on loan from Preston after ironically losing Ben Pearson to the Lillywhites and Brownhill has become an integral cog of Barnsley’s midfield. The Reds lost only three of the 27 games he featured in as they romped to two Wembley wins in the Johnstones’ Paint Trophy and Play-Off final with Brownhill notching crucial goals at Walsall and Wigan in the league and at the Saddlers in the Play-Off Semi-Final.
Many Reds supporters had hoped that Brownhill may sign a permanent deal with the Reds following the ending of his contract at Deepdale but it is now believed that he travelled to Ashton Gate yesterday for a medical in readiness for signing a two-year deal with the option of a third.
Many fear a Johnson siege on his former club this summer with both his former assistant Tommy Wright and star winger Adam Hammill linked with moves down to the south west.