Barnsley Sack Collins ahead of final League One game

Barnsley have sacked head coach Neill Collins with just one game of their regular league campaign remaining.

The Sky Bet League One Tykes will be guaranteed a play-off place if they beat Northampton at Oakwell on Saturday.

But Collins, who was appointed last summer, will not be at the helm, with Martin Devaney appointed caretaker boss.

Barnsley have won just two of their last 11 league games and the club said “recent results have left the board of directors feeling that a change is needed”.

Director of football Mladen Sormaz told the club’s website: “Neill has been extremely professional throughout the period with which I have worked with him

“He has done everything he can do to push the team in the direction we all want Barnsley to go. He has conducted himself with professionalism and commitment throughout the period I have worked with him.

“However, with a crucial season conclusion ahead of us, we feel that now is the right time to make a change.

We thank the fans for their continued support and urge you all to back the team this Saturday against Northampton. We will update supporters in the coming days.”