After last season’s heroics of securing a play-off place, Barnsley have struggled to back that up thus far this season.
Despite sitting in 19th place, The Tykes were a point worse off last time around, with their eighth game of the season being their first victory.
Markus Schopp’s side are currently a point outside of the relegation zone, picking up just one win this campaign, drawing five of their opening eight.
The Tykes have had to contend with lots of injury and fitness concerns early this campaign, with Belgian duo Obbi Oulare and Aaron Leya-Iseka closing in on regular first-team action.
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Given the injury fitness problems the club have had to endure over the last couple of months, Schopp has had to use a much larger proportion of his squad than he would have liked, meaning certain players who could have benefitted from a loan spell away, have been kept close to the squad.
Here, we take a look at two players within the Barnsley squad who could do with being loaned out in January…
Arriving at Oakwell in the summer from Norwich City, William Hondermarck is a player who Barnsley should be looking to loan out in January.
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The 20-year-old midfielder has not been exposed to first-team football very often, and he could certainly do with regular minutes somewhere in the EFL.
Hondermarck spent the second half of last season on loan with Harrogate Town, but he was unable to secure sufficient game time with The Sulphurites.
The young midfielder has an exciting future ahead of him, and his move to Barnsley in the summer is filled with potential, but the next best step for his progression would be regular football.
Victor Adeboyejo’s Barnsley career has not kicked on as he would have hoped. Although he has been regularly turned to whilst he is on the bench, he is yet to start a Championship match this season.
The departures of Daryl Dike and Conor Chaplin seemingly pushed the 23-year-old closer to regular contention, but the arrivals of Devante Cole, Iseka and Oulare, have put him in a similar position to last year.
Adeboyejo offers Barnsley’s line versatility, but he could certainly do with a confidence boost, and that could come with a loan spell in the lower division.
The young forward has a lot of desirable attributes, and should he see regular game time on loan elsewhere, it could be a move that helps his case at Barnsley.