Barnsley failed to sign any new players before the transfer window shut last night.
But Reds’ boss Danny Wilson did manage to get extend Stoke City striker George Waring’s loan deal until the end of the season.
Waring, aged 20, joined the Reds on an initial one-month loan deal last month. And having impressed at Oakwell Wilson was keen to extend the player’s deal.
Waring scooped the man-of-the-match award in Saturday’s much-needed 2-1 home win over Port Vale and scored on his Reds’ debut in a 2-0 home win over Yeovil Town.
Wilson had been hoping to sign Port Vale striker Tom Pope on deadline day, but the Reds’ boss admitted that any hopes of a deal were “dead in the water” in his Oldham pre-match press conference. However, Wilson did reveal that the Reds are in negotiations with Manchester United about extending Ben Pearson’s loan deal.
And The Star also understands that the South Yorkshire were working hard to try and extend Chelsea striker Alex Kiwoyma’s loan deal so he could play in tonight’s home clash with Oldham Athletic.
“We’d love to extend Ben’s deal, we’ve been very pleased with his contribution,” revealed Wilson.
“We’re in talks with Manchester United at the moment, so hopefully we can do that.
“I’m sure from Manchester United’s point-of-view they want their young players to get experience of first team football – and thankfully we can give him that.”
Star striker Sam Winnall is expected to make his first start since 29th November when he limped off injured with a hamstring problem against his former club Scunthorpe United.
“He’s our top goalscorer and when he’s on the pitch he’s a threat,” said Wilson, ahead of tonight’s League One clash with the Latics. “The opposition know that as well, so psychologically it puts us in a good place.
“But overall we have missed him. We’ve missed his link play and of course his goals.”