Barnsley have loaned defender Conor McCarthy to League Two Swindon Town for the remainder of the season.

The 25-year-old Irish centre-back signed a three-year contract in the summer of 2022 but suffered a serious knee injury in September of that year and, despite being available for several months, has played only in the EFL Trophy group stage this season.

He joins Swindon who are mid-table in League Two and this week sacked manager Michael Flynn.