BARNSLEY: New boss set to strengthen

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DAVID Flitcroft is contemplating strengthening the club’s forward line after being handed the Barnsley manager’s job on a permanent basis, The Star understands.

Despite watching Chris Dagnall’s second-half double sink Leeds United on Saturday, Flitcroft, named the Reds new boss yesterday, is considering dipping into the loan market to bolster his attacking options.

Barnsley are down to the bare bones up front, having sold Craig Davies and allowed Marcus Tudgay to rejoin Nottingham Forest.

Flitcroft, appointed caretaker boss following Keith Hill’s departure on December 29, won two of his three matches in charge. The Reds turned to Keith Hill’s former assistant after Sean O’Driscoll and Terry Butcher rejected their overtures.