Davey Player Hunt Gathers Pace

Barnsley boss Simon Davey will step up his search for new blood after a 2-0 defeat at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday dropped The Reds to 16th and stretched the winless run to eight games.

Davey sites the loss of Jon Macken, Lewin Nyatanga, Anderson De Silva and Dominik Werling as the reason from the sudden drop form 8th place in the Championship and is desperate to sign new players before the transfer window slams shut a week on Thursday

He told www.barnsleyfc.co.uk:

"We have lost the lynchpins of our team and it is up to me to bring them back or replace them.

That is something we will work on again this week and hopefully we can do that. We will have to see what happens. We will be knocking on doors and asking questions again next week so we will have to see what the answer is this time."

One player looking unlikely to return is defender Nyatanga. The Reds have shipped five goals in the two games since his return to Derby and he scored in the Rams 3-1 defeat at Portsmouth at the weekend. Nyatanga also scored on his return to Derby from Oakwell last season and Davey continued:

"Lewin played and scored in the Premier League so that has to be another black mark against bringing him in again."