Some stories from Barnsley FC during the international break.

DYER HAT-TRICK FOR UNDER 18S

Josiah Dyer scored a hat-trick as Barnsley under 18s won 4-2 at Sheffield Wednesday.

The Owls took the lead but Dyer - son of ex-Red Bruce - struck twice and Hayden Pickard once late in the first half to make it 3-1. Wednesday pulled one back after the break but Dyer completed his treble on the hour-mark.

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The under 18s have overtaken the Owls in second, two points behind leaders Sheffield United.

ISMAEL APPOINTED BY BESIKTAS

Former Barnsley coach Valerien Ismael has been appointed as head coach of Turkish giants Besiktas.

Ismael, who took the Reds to last season's play-offs, left for West Bromwich Albion last summer but was sacked last month.

Besiktas have won the Turkish league 21 times but are currently eighth.

Ismael has been joined by coach Adam Murray, whom he met during his spell at Oakwell.

POLAND IN PLAY-OFF FINAL

Poland, who have Barnsley's Michal Helik in their squad, could reach the World Cup tomorrow.

They are due to play Sweden in Helik's home city of Chorzow, with the winner reaching the World Cup in Qatar in November.

Poland gained a bye to the final after Russia, their scheduled semi-final opponents, were removed following the invasion of Ukraine. Callum Styles could get his second Hungary cap as they visit Northern Ireland tomorrow in a friendly.

QUIET WEEKEND FOR LOAN PLAYERS

Barnsley FC's loan players had a quiet weekend.

Luke Thomas made his first Bristol Rovers appearance in six games as he come on after 84 minutes in their 1-0 loss at Carlisle United on Saturday in League Two.

George Miller was dropped to the bench for Walsall’s 2-1 loss at Salford on Saturday, coming on in the second half.

Tomas Kalinauskas was not in the squad for Wimbledon against Cambridge in League One.

Cameron Thompson started in a 2-1 win for Darlington at home to Boston United in the National League North. Jason Sraha missed Guiseley‘s game with injury.

Will Lancaster came on late on for Whitby in their 2-0 win in Northern Premier League at Grantham.

Obbi Oulare, Joe Ackroyd, Herbie Kane and Jack Aitchison's clubs did not play.

REDS LAUNCH ALUMNI

Barnsley FC have launched an 'alumni' project to list all 1,376 of their former players.

As part of the launch, about 15 former players will attend Barnsley's crunch game with Reading on Saturday.

They include Danny Wilson, Mick McCarthy, Trevor Aylott and Darren Barnard.