Tykes reveal retained list
Stephen Foster has accepted a new contract offer from Barnsley, while the club have offered deals to Jacob Butterfield and Jim O'Brien.
Foster, 31, has has agreed a new 12-month deal after completing his fifth season with Barnsley, while winger O'Brien, who joined the club from Motherwell in August 2010, is understood to be mulling over a longer contract offer. Tykes manager Keith Hill expects skipper Butterfield, sidelined with knee ligament damage since January, to leave the club in the summer, with Newcastle, Everton and Aston Villa all linked with the 23-year-old midfielder. Hill wants to bring four or five new players to Barnsley during the summer and the club will not be offering new deals to midfielders David Cotterill, Nathan Doyle and Alistair Taylor, defender Jay McEveley, goalkeeper David Preece or striker Andy Gray.