Barnsley: Reds kids get deal boost from Danny

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Barnsley supporters could see three new fresh faces in their side next season.

Reds boss Danny Wilson has been quick to start his overhaul at Oakwell following relegation from the Championship.

But while 14 players have been shipped out of the Oakwell exit door in preparation for next season’s League One campaign, three of the club’s most promising academy players have been offered professional deals.

Highly-rated strikers George Maris and Nana Boakye-Yiadom have been offered professional terms, as has defender George Smith. Maris and Yiadom were particularly successful last season having scored nearly 50 goals between them in a blossoming partnership.

And Smith is also tipped for a bright future if he too can cope with the depends of playing professional league football.

Former academy graduates Reuben Noble-Lazarus, Paul Digby and Danny Rose will hope for more a chance next season, as will some of the new breed of graduates that includes James Bree, Rhys Oates, Jake Scott and Rhys Oates.

Influential players including striker Chris O’Grady, goalkeeper Luke Steele and captain Martin Cranie all have one year left to run on their contracts.