Barnsley: Wanted man Bradshaw on the mark ... Gainsborough Trinity 0 Reds 2

Tom Bradshaw scored twice
Tom Bradshaw scored twice

Sought-after striker Tom Bradshaw bagged a brace as Barnsley kicked off their pre-season campaign with a victory at Gainsborough Trinity.

The Welsh international, pictured, scored the only two goals of the game at Northolme during his 45-minute stint.

He lost his marker to hammer home a header from Alex Mowatt’s corner, before latching on to a Zeki Fryers cross with a well-taken volley.

New boss Daniel Stendel played a different set of outfield players in each half, with goalkeeper Adam Davies the only player to complete the game, to get minutes into the legs of the squad.

Mowatt, who went out on loan to Oxford United last term, was influential in the middle of the park in the first half.

Cameron McGeehan, who also went out on loan last term, was handed the armband to walk the team out in Stendel’s first game since taking over.

The Evo-Stik Northern Premier League side barely threatened as the Reds looked comfortable.

Further chances followed in the second half for the visitors who could easily have opened up a hefty lead.

Winger Lloyd Isgrove mis-hit a decent low cross early in the second half.

Towering Kieffer Moore saw a decently-struck volley blocked as the visitors threatened.

And Mamadou Thiam was kept out by Chris Elliott in the hosts’ goal.

It was a typical run-out against lower-league opposition. Bradshaw looked sharp and took his chances when they came.

He is entering the final year of his contract and Championship suitors are circling.

The club, relegated from League One last season, have already turned down a bid from Millwall and other sides are interested.

First half: Davies, Smith, Lindsay, Fryers, Mottley-Henry, McGeehan, Moncur, Mowatt, Pinillos, Bradshaw, Adeboyejo.

Second half: Davies, Williams, Jackson, Pinnock, Cavare, Hedges, Bird, Isgrove, McCarthy, Thiam, Moore.