Barnsley sign Brownhill on loan as Wabara nears Reds exit

Josh Brownhill
Josh Brownhill

Barnsley have signed Preston midfielder Josh Brownhill on an initial month's youth loan.

The 20-year-old will link up with the Reds up to and including their trip to Gillingham on February 13.

He is also eligible for Barnsley's Johnstone's Paint Trophy area final against Fleetwood, the second leg of which is played next month.

"Josh is bright and energetic he'll fit into our group well," said Barnsley boss Lee Johnson.

"He'll bring strength in competition to the squad and I'm sure he'll prove a positive addition over the next 28 days."

Reece Wabara, meanwhile, is expected to sign a contract with Wigan Athletic today.