Howard interest is on hold
Barnsley manager David Flitcroft has confirmed that his interest
in former Tykes midfielder Brian Howard is on hold.
Howard recently approached the club with regards to a possible
return following his release from Portsmouth in the middle of last
Flitcroft said at the time that he was keen on exploring the
possibilities of a deal, but is now in no rush to bring back the
club’s former skipper.
“I’ve spoken to his people and at the minute we’ve cooled off,”
said Flitcroft. “It’s possibly down to the emergence of Kelvin
Etuhu and his form and I’ve got Rory (Delap) now who can come in
“So at the minute we’re quite comfy in what we’re doing. I
definitely don’t want to unsettle the group, but you’re only one
injury away from having to find that replacement.
“It’s something I could revisit at a different point, but with
the FA Cup coming up and everything it won’t be in the next 10
Howard, a fans favourite during his three-and-a-half years at
Oakwell, joined the club from Swindon in 2005 and scored the
90th-minute winner for Barnsley at Anfield in February 2008 that
knocked Liverpool out of the FA Cup.