Shotton, 21, and fellow defender Carl Dickinson have joined Mark Robins' Reds revolution until the end of December.
The duo starred in the shock 3-1 victory over promotion-chasing West Brom in midweek and Shotton admits he is enjoying his loan stint at the club.
"It's been brilliant so far," Shotton told the Sheffield Star. "Coming here with Carl has been good too, it's helped us both settle in."
Meanwhile, Barnsley have switched their home game with Scunthorpe to Wednesday, December 9.