BARNSLEY: Deals on agenda as Keith Hill meets Reds director Don Rowing

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BARNSLEY director Don Rowing is due to discuss player contracts with manager Keith Hill on Thursday.

A number of players are expected to leave Oakwell in the summer when their deals expire, although Hill has revealed he wants to offer striker Andy Gray, defender Stephen Foster and winger Jim O’Brien new deals.

There could be a new deal for midfielder Nathan Doyle if terms can be agreed with one of the club’s higher earners.

However, defender Jay McEveley - on loan at Swindon Town - has been given permission to leave, as has former Academy Player of the Year Alastair Taylor.

The Star understands midfielder Jacob Butterfield has been offered as much as five-times the money he is earning now but that he is still expected to leave Oakwell, with Premier League clubs rumoured to be interesting in securing his signature.

“We’ve had no offers at this stage for Jacob, but we’ve offered him a deal and it’s up to him to decide what he wants to do,” added Rowing.