Barnsley are embarking upon a new era this summer following the departure of Valerien Ismael and the appointment of Markus Schopp as their new manager.
It will be a very difficult task for the new Barnsley boss to emulate the achievements of Ismael at Oakwell next term given that the 45-year-old managed to guide the club to an unexpected top-six finish in the Championship last term.
However, the Tykes still have a lot of quality young players within their squad and that should help them be at least competitive once again in the English second tier.
The Tykes have a core of quality English players in their squad at the moment as they have done throughout the last 15 years. If Barnsley can get the best out of those next term once again then they could be set for another strong season.
With that in mind, we take a look at Barnsley’s strongest possible XI made up of purely English players from the last 15 years with a 3-4-1-2 formation selected…