Whilst there were no new additions to the Barnsley first team squad on transfer deadline day, there was one departure, and it has come as a surprise to some Reds supporters.
Today right back Jason McCarthy has joined Wycombe Wanderers on a three year contract for an undisclosed fee. The 22 year old who arrived at Oakwell in the summer of 2017 from Southampton was expected to battle with Dimitri Cavare for the right back slot this season but with the arrival of Jordan Williams from Huddersfield yesterday the Reds have allowed McCarthy to join a League One rival with Chief Executive Gauthier Ganaye saying “Daniel and his coaching staff feel we are strong in the right back position, therefore we have allowed Jason to leave in search of first team football”
McCarthy had an indifferent 2017-2018 Championship campaign for Barnsley making 24 appearances under Paul Heckingbottom and Jose Morais, but his last was in a 2-2 draw with Bristol City at the end of March.
However McCarthy was expected to be a prominent member this season due to having a very good lower league pedigree having been named Wycombe’s Player of the Year in League Two in 2015-2016 and then Walsall’s Player of the Year in League One in 2016-2017 during loan spells.
He will now look to regain that form back with the Chairboys where he made 39 appearances between October 2015 and June 2016.