Jack Walton is set to leave Barnsley while a loan goalkeeper and striker Oli Shaw are likely to arrive before tomorrow’s deadline.
Goalkeeper Walton is due to join Championship Luton Town on a permanent deal with Harry Isted going the other way on loan.
Walton, who has been at Oakwell for a decade, is out of contract at the end of the season and is set to reunite with former Reds goalkeeper coach Kevin Pilkington at Kenilworth Road.
Isted, 25, has played three league games for Luton since signing from Stoke City in 2017, going on loan several times to non-league clubs.
Shaw, 24, is expected to join on a permanent deal from SPL club Kilmarnock. The deal is understood to be almost done.
Head coach Michael Duff would not comment on Shaw or the reports that Barnsley were trying to sign Burton Albion defender Tom Hamer. But he said they had put bids in for players and they were working on several deals.
Duff said there had been no bids for Barnsley first team players as far as he was aware. Asked if he was worried that any could be sold, he told the Chronicle: “Not really. I’ve said all along I don’t expect to lose anyone. I am pretty calm. If it happens it happens and we get on with it. But, with where we are at the minute, I don’t see it happening.”
Matty Wolfe is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury which, along with Josh Benson’s hamstring problem, leaves the Reds light in central midfield. Duff said: “That has potentially changed our priorities and our thinking. Wolfie was an important player and, with Josh being out for a while as well, we’re looking at doing something. But it’s late in the window so you never know.”
Eduino Vaz, a left wing-back who has recently left non-league Chelmsford City, and Manchester United youngster Charlie Wellens, a right wing-back, have been on trial at Oakwell. They both played in an in-house friendly on Saturday.