Barnsley: Gerhard Struber reveals the type of player he still hopes to land this month

Gerhard Struber wants to add more defensive experience to his Barnsley squad during the January transfer window.

Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 11:16 am
Updated Thursday, 16th January 2020, 3:18 pm
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Struber has already brought in midfielder Marcel Ritzmaier and rookie right-back Kilian Ludewig from the continent this month but a steady centre-half remains on his shopping list.

He has two weeks to find one and is confident of being able to do so.

He said: "What we need is a little more experience, especially in the last line.

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“I am very hopeful that we can make the next step with a new player with this experience and quality to stay in this league.

"I am very hopeful. This is a big aim for me and our management and also for the owner that we bring a new player inside the club and team. This is necessary for the next step and our big goal of staying in this league."

Struber also expects further outgoings after Jordan Green followed Cameron McGeehan out of Oakwell earlier this week.

The likes of Dimitri Cavare and Mallik Wilks are among those likely to head out.

Struber added: "We are in a good exchange for the players. They have no game time now. I think in the next week, we have a good decision for these players.

"In the end, we need a win-win situation for the player and the whole team. The decision is coming in the next week.

"We have many options for these players. The most important thing is that these players are happy with these options and we work together."