BARNSLEY skipper Alex Mowatt is hopeful of a relatively quiet January on the transfer front.

The in-form midfielder, who will turn 26 a month after the window closes, is likely to be one of the Barnsley players who will be subject of interest.

His contract is up in the summer and Barnsley’s hierarchy are keen to get him to sign a new deal.

Doncaster-born Mowatt shone in Tuesday night’s derby win over Rotherham United as he set up the first and scored the second in a classy display.

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Mowatt does feel something is building at Oakwell.

He told the Chronicle: “We are in a great position so hopefully we can keep all of our players and then have a good go in the second half of the season.

“I think we have got a decent squad at the minute with some decent players on the bench but a few players might help as well.”

Mowatt now has four goals this campaign, one more than the whole of last season.

“I haven’t really got a target,” he said.

“I just want to get as many goals and assists as I can. Hopefully I’ll get quite a few.

 “We started fast (against Rotherham). We haven’t in recent weeks and have conceded early. 

“The two goals helped us see the game out.

“We came in at half time and were hoping we could score more but it wasn’t to be. They put some pressure on us in the second half.

“Both goals were really good play. You don’t mind how they come as long as you score them.

“It was similar to the Preston goal where Stylesy set me far post. I think it was a bit closer in. I did one in the warm-up similar so I had a feeling I was going to score.”