Rival clubs show interest in Barnsley striker Chris

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Barnsley boss David Flitctoft says out-of-favour striker Chris Dagnall wants to stay at the club.

A number of clubs have expressed an interest in signing the marksman on loan. But with Danny Rose sidelined for around four weeks (ankle) Flitcroft is keen to hold on to Dagnall as one of only four recognised strikers in his team.

“It’s difficult for Chris because he’s someone who loves playing football” revealed Flitcroft. “We want Chris here and he wants to be here too. If we get another injury [to a striker] then we’re down to three. “There’s certainly been interest in Chris, but at the minute we want him in and around what we’re doing.”

“We’ve let the clubs know that we want him to stay [for the time being], but they’re certainly on the alert. When a player of Chris Dagnall’s quality comes up then there’s teams that do want him.”

The Star understands Reds striker John Cofie could join Scunthorpe United on loan next week and team up with fellow Barnsley player Reuben Noble-Lazarus who has gone on loan to Glanford Park earlier this week.

Barnsley will host Newcastle United in the FA Youth Cup at Oakwell on December 17, (7pm)

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