BARNSLEY: Teen ace John Stones tipped to shine

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BARNSLEY assistant boss Dave Flitcroft believes a bright future beckons for teenage defender John Stones.

Stones, aged 18, was dropped to the bench for Saturday’s gutsy 1-0 Oakwell victory against Bristol City. Stones showed once again why scouts are currently flocking round the home-grown youngster when he came on for the final 30 minutes.

“He was awesome during that last half-hour,” said Flitcroft. “He spots danger superbly and he’s intelligent way beyond his years.”