Barnsley have apologised to everyone associated with the club following their surprise expulsion from this season’s FA Cup.

It was announced on Wednesday that Neill Collins’s side had fielded an ineligible player in their First Round Replay clash against Horsham last Tuesday.

In a statement released on the club’s website, the Tykes said: “We would like to apologise to our fans, players and staff for this regrettable error.”

The player was not named, and the club are not expected to appeal the decision.

Barnsley cruised to a 3-0 victory against Horsham in front of the ITV4 cameras after a dramatic 3-3 draw at Oakwell earlier this month.

However, it is the Isthmian Premier League side who will now face Sutton United in the tournament’s Second Round next weekend.

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