Barnsley have sacked head coach Neill Collins despite the side having only one league game remaining this season.

The shock decision comes after the Tykes have won just two of their last 11 games, putting their place in the League One play-offs in jeopardy.

Assistant Coach Martin Devaney will take charge in the interim period, with Barnsley currently in 5th and only one point away from dropping out of the play-offs.

Mladen Sormaz, Director of Football, said: “Neill has been extremely professional throughout the period with which 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.”

Collins was appointed by Barnsley in July 2023 on a two-year deal with a view to getting the side automatically promoted to the Championship, but the poor run of form from the side has seen his time at Oakwell curtailed.

Barnsley’s final league game of the season is at home to Northampton Town at 12.30pm on Saturday.