Barnsley’s debut season back in the Sky Bet Championship under Paul Heckingbottom can already be seen as a resounding success, as they sit in ninth position with an outside chance of the play-offs.
Paul Heckingbottom and Barnsley have had a meteoric rise since the play-off final victory over Millwall, which saw them return to the second tier.
Despite a relatively unimpressive home record at Oakwell, Barnsley’s away record is only bettered by Newcastle United who sit at the top of the table.
Barnsley’s achievements are even more impressive considering the fact that they have lost a number of key players in January.
As Paul Heckingbottom begins to reflect on what has already been an excellent season and starts preparations for next season, he may consider who is already good enough and who needs to make an impression and impress.
FLW writer Elliott Wheat-Bowen looks at TWO players who seriously need to impress between now and the end of the season…