Paul Heckingbottom has been an extremely busy man this summer, with no less than nine new faces through the doors at Oakwell since the summer transfer window opened in June.
The Tykes recorded a respectable 14th place finish in a competitive Championship division last semester, and strengthening ahead of an even tougher year this time out was the boss’ top prerogative this summer.
Key departures including Marc Roberts and Marley Watkins have been replaced, and fans will feel confident in their side’s ability to repeat their exploits again this year.
One man to join the club particularly stands out however as somebody who could emerge as a key performer this season, and that is young midfielder Cameron McGeehan.
The 22-year-old began his career in East Anglia with Norwich before departing to Luton Town on a permanent deal in 2015, but returns to the Championship with the intention of proving to his former employers that they were wrong to let him go.
McGeehan was instrumental at Luton last year as the Hatters finished fourth in League Two, and has scored a remarkable 22 times in 65 league appearances in two seasons at Kenilworth Road.
If the youngster continues this goalscoring form at the higher level, Heckingbottom will know he has a real talent on his hands, and the potential sell on value of McGeehan could be huge.
The player has made the step up at the right stage of his young career having proven himself in the lower tiers of the English game, and if McGeehan can adapt to the trials and tribulations of the Championship, then Barnsley will be just fine this season.
How quickly do you think McGeehan can adapt to the Championship?