BARNSLEY are applying for safe standing, also known as rail seating, in a section of Oakwell's Pontefract Road End.

After discussions with fans, it was highlighted as a key issue.

Interim chief executive Jon Flatman said: “Completion of the recently announced lease with Barnsley Council has accelerated plans to implement safe standing at Oakwell, the club have now submitted an application to the SGSA for rail seating.

"There are several steps in the process including council support, Safety Advisory Group approval and is subject to structural surveys, however we believe it will create a safer and better environment for fans.”