Barnsley’s exodus of players is continuing, with Marley Watkins now confirmed to be heading to Norwich City in July, following the likes of Sam Winnall, James Bree and Conor Hourihane out of the exit door at Oakwell in the last six-months.
Replacements must be brought in at Oakwell, and Paul Heckingbottom has already moved to secure the service of Stevie Mallan this summer, but further recruitment must take place if Barnsley are to maintain their Championship status next season.
One player who they could target is Cardiff City’s Craig Noone, who is expected to leave Wales this summer, with Neil Warnock believing the winger is in need of a fresh start away from the Cardiff City Stadium.
Noone has plenty of experience in the Championship, having played for Cardiff since 2012 and spending 18-months prior to that with Brighton and Hove Albion.
The 29-year old is a well established Championship player, who has over 150 appearances in the second-tier, along with a Premier League campaign under his belt from his time with Cardiff.
The midfielder made 36 appearances across all competitions for Cardiff last season, and despite scoring just twice for the Bluebirds, Noone played a significant role in helping Warnock turn the club’s fortunes around in the Championship.
Barnsley’s ongoing exodus is continuing and Josh Scowen is set to be next out of the door, and with that in mind, it is vital that Heckingbottom works relentlessly over the summer to find replacements.
With Noone’s time in Cardiff appearing to be coming to an end, Barnsley should move quickly to secure his service.