Two young Barnsley fans were driven to Friday’s game by chief executive Dane Murphy then had a behind-the-scenes tour of Oakwell after their father appealed for a lift on Twitter. 

Paul Wilkinson, 41, is currently using crutches after breaking his ankle so is unable to drive. Paul, who lives in Rotherham, usually takes his daughters Macey, 12, and Scarlett, nine, to Barnsley matches but, with no family members or friends available to drive them to Oakwell, asked on Twitter if any other fans could give them a lift.

He said: “Within ten minutes, I had a message from Adam in the club’s media department telling me someone from the club would pick us up, which was a fantastic surprise. I had no idea it would be Dane but he had volunteered. I was expecting a normal member of staff but for the chief executive to turn up was unbelievable. 

“We picked up my daughters from where they live in Low Valley and he was really good with us all, talking to us all the time.  Then we had a tour of the club, including the manager’s office, and the girls got pictures with the players. It was a fantastic experience and we’re really grateful. I don’t think many clubs would do something like that.”