…..but Jones in the wings if veteran opts out.

Barnsley’s second choice goal-keeper David Preece has been offered a new one year contract to remain at Oakwell. The 34 year old who was signed by Simon Davey on a free transfer in the summer of 2009 has made just seven appearances for the club, but did not figure at all in the 2010-2011 season as Luke Steele was an ever present. According to director Don Rowing, Preece- who has conceded 16 goals in his seven games will decide on his future once he returns from holiday.

If Preece declines the option to remain at Oakwell, The Reds could plump for Exeter shot-stopper Paul Jones. The 24 year old who made over 200 appearances for the Exiles ended the season helping Peterborough to win promotion via the League One Play-Offs, playing all three games including the final 3-0 victory over Huddersfield at Old Trafford. His contract at St James’ Park is now up and both Barnsley and Posh are poised to make a move.