Barnsley could be set to make a triple strike on the transfer market this week. Defender Liam Lindsay is set to be the first to arrive, moving south from Scottish Premiership outfit Partick Thistle. The 21 year old came through the youth system at Firhill, signing his first professional contract in 2012 and he made his professional debut in the final match of the 2012-2013 season.
Lindsay who has also spent time on loan at Alloa and Airdrie was a key player for the Jags last season scoring seven times in 42 games as the club finished sixth in the top flight – their highest league finish since 1980-1981.
League One side Oxford United had a bid accepted for Lindsay last week but the player turned them down and today Partick manager Alan Archibald revealed a bid from Barnsley had been accepted saying “"Liam trained this morning and he'll probably go down and speak to Barnsley in the coming days,"
"I spoke to Liam this morning just about overall interest from a few teams. At that time there wasn't a fee agreed so it was a different conversation, but he's an honest, great lad who just wants to do the best he can in his career. It's about him progressing."
Lindsay was named in the Scottish Premiership Team of the Year- the only non Celtic or Aberdeen player to be named.
The second player who could be joining is midfielder Cameron McGeehan from League Two Luton. The 22 year old has represented Northern Ireland at U17, U19 and U21 levels after signing a professional contract with Norwich City in 2013.
After spending time on loan at Luton and Cambridge McGeehan moved to Kenilworth Road permanently in the summer of 2015 for an undisclosed six figure sum which included a sell on clause for Norwich. He has netted 35 times over the last two campaigns (14 and then 11) this despite breaking his leg in January which finished his season, ensuring he missed out on Luton’s play-off campaign where they fell at the semi-final hurdle. Certain media outlets have reported The Reds have bid £1m for McGeehan but is thought the fee is lower than that.
Finally Barnsley have also been heavily linked with fullback Conor McLaughlin who turned down a new contract at Fleetwood to leave on a free transfer. The 25 year old made 200 appearances for Fleetwood after joining in 2012 from Preston and helped them win promotion from League Two in 2013-2014 before playing 56 times last season as Uwe Rosler’s side finished fourth in League One and made the play-offs but they were eliminated by Bradford in the semi-finals. McLaughlin may be better known by Barnsley fans for missing one of the penalties in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Northern Final to help the Reds advance to Wembley.