Barnsley boss David Flitcroft is looking into the possibility of signing former Sheffield United striker Jon Stead on a free transfer.
The 30 year old who started his career with Huddersfield, hit five goals in 30 games for Bristol City last season- two of those coming in a 5-3 victory over Barnsley at Ashton Gate, but he could not help them avoid relegation to League One. He managed six for the South West outfit in 2011-2012 including the second in a 2-0 win over Barnsley in April 2012 that guaranteed their survival for that campaign.
Over the years the former England Under 21 international has had a knack of scoring against Barnsley as he netted three against them for Ipswich in 2008-2009 and now he could be set to start finding the net in a red shirt.
Flitcroft is looking to overhaul the squad after surviving relegation in the final seconds of the final day of 2012-2013 and as well as Stead has been linked with Brentford’s Clayton Donaldson, who hit 24 goals for a Bees side beaten in the League One Play-Off Final, whilst Barnsley have not given up hope of being able to entice Chris O’Grady to Oakwell on a permanent deal from Sheffield Wednesday after his impressive loan spell in the second half of the season.