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Barnsley eyeing move for promotion-chasing manager

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Jack Ross is on Barnsley’s radar, as the Sky Bet Championship outfit extend their search for Paul Heckingbottom’s replacement a week after the 40-year-old departed Oakwell.

According to Alan Nixon, Ross has emerged as somebody that Barnsley want to speak to, with the 41-year-old currently impressing with St Mirren in the Scottish second-tier.

St Mirren are currently on a four-match winning streak in the Scottish Championship, with Ross’ side topping the division and sitting in pole position for a return to the top-flight in the summer.

Ross has led St Mirren to a 14-point lead at the top of the Championship table, which has brought him to the attention of Barnsley, who are still actively hunting for Heckingbottom’s replacement, after he turned his back on Oakwell in favour of a move to Leeds United early last week.

Nixon has confirmed that Barnsley are keen on Ross, who would be available within the Tykes’ budget to replace Heckingbottom.

Managerless Barnsley picked up a point against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday afternoon, with the Tykes battling back from a goal down to secure a 1-1 draw with their South Yorkshire rivals.

That point left Barnsley in the Championship’s relegation zone, a point adrift of safety.

The Verdict

Ross has been impressive at St Mirren, and this season looks like the year he will deliver promotion for the Scottish outfit.

St Mirren’s form over the course of the season has been exceptional, and it is clear why Barnsley are keen to interview the impressive 41-year-old.

The Tykes need to act quickly to make an appointment, with their future in the Championship hanging in the balance.

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