BARNSLEY: Reds eye up Terry ‘stability’

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BARNSLEY director Don Rowing is convinced Inverness boss Terry Butcher would bring the good times back to Oakwell.

Having failed to persuade Sean O’Driscoll to become their new manager, the Reds were yesterday granted permission by the Scottish Premier League to speak to former England captain Butcher.

Rowing has told The Star he will meet with the 54-year-old today to discuss the vacant managerial position. Managerless Doncaster Rovers also want to talk to Butcher.

“I think Terry would bring stability to the role,”said Rowing. “He is a people’s person. He has done very well with the community in Inverness and he has helped increase their support base.

“He took over Inverness when they were four points adrift at the bottom of the Scottish Premier League and, although they went down on goal difference, he brought them back up again. Terry has shown he has got the desire to succeed and that’s the sort of person we want. We are an established Championship club and we believe he can help us retain our status. If that doesn’t happen, we think Terry is more than capable of taking us back up.”