Mallan Heads Back Up North.

Stevie Mallan has today left Oakwell to return to Scotland after what could only be described as a wretched year in England.
 
There were high hopes for the 22 year old when he joined from St Mirren last summer after scoring 11 times for the Paisley outfit in 2016-2017, helping them to the final of the Scottish Challenge Cup where they lost 2-1 to Dundee United.
 
However despite possessing obvious natural talent he failed to impress either Paul Heckingbottom or his successor Jose Morais, appearing just five times under Hecky and four under Morais -  the last of which came in a 1-0 defeat at Ipswich at the start of April.
 
Arguably Mallan's lowest point was during the 2-0 home defeat to Millwall in March where he gave the ball away in midfield allowing the Lions to open the scoring and he was subsequently hooked at half time, in what proved to be his last start for the club.
 
Mallan has joined a club who will be playing European football -  at least this summer - as their fourth place finish in the Scottish Premiership in 2017-2018 earned them a spot in the  Europa League first qualifying round,  where they will host Faroe Islands side NSI Runavik in next Thursday's first leg.
 
Mallan who has five Scotland under 21 caps has signed a four year deal at Easter Road and commenting on the deal Barnsley chief executive Gauthier Ganaye said "a profit has been made on the deal and we will retain an interest in Stevie's future".