Barnsley: Loan signing on cards as Reds back Flitcroft

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Barnsley chief executive Ben Mansford believes the club’s players will want to do everything in their power to keep manager David Flitcroft in his job.

Flitcroft’s tenure at the Reds helm has come under increasing pressure in recent weeks, especially after Saturday’s 1-0 loss away to Millwall.

The South Yorkshire club, who have not won away all season, have been languishing in the Championship relegation zone for close to three months.

After 16 games, the club have only got 11 points to show for their efforts.

Mansford told The Star: “I think this group of players will want to do everything they can to get the results David is looking for. David is determined to succeed and we’ll continue supporting him how ever we can.

“We’re trying to get another loan player in the building this week - and if we do manage that it will be an offensive-minded player, maybe a striker or an attacking-minded winger.

“We do feel he’s working relentlessly to try and improve our results and I’ll be supporting him fully to help him do that.

“If we can add one more bit of quality then that definitely could help us, so hopefully we can do some business before the loan window shuts.”

The Reds have brought in four players on loan already with Jack Butland (Stoke City), David Fox (Norwich City), Marcus Pedersen (Vitesse Arnhem) and Peter Ramage (Crystal Palace) having been recruited by Flitcroft to strengthen his side after what has been a frustrating start to the season.

Flitcroft has already admitted that striker Chris Dagnall could go out on loan, with a number of League One clubs understood to be interested in signing him. A deal like that could suit the Reds if they find another a striker to bring into Oakwell before Thursday’s 5pm loan deadline.

Striker John Cofie and midfielder Sam Patterson are the two latest Reds players to have been sent out on loan. Former Manchester United forward Cofie has joined Alfreton Town while Patterson has gone to Halifax Town.