THERE is no current plan for Fabio Jalo to be loaned out by Barnsley and Neill Collins says he could feature in the league for the first time this season in the coming weeks.

The 17-year-old striker made his first start under Collins in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday, having featured 12 times last season in all competitions. Other youngsters have been loaned out to non-league clubs but the head coach says that is not the plan for the Portugal under 19 international.

Collins told the Chronicle: “I was really pleased with him. He showed moments of real quality, he always looks a goal threat and linked up quite well with Max (Watters).

“We might see him prior to Bradford (the next trophy game in November) but I am looking forward to different opportunities that might arise for him.

“Right now, Fabio will stay here and see what opportunities come. He’s not that far away from getting in the first team depending on injuries and form.”