Tommy Wright has turned down an approach from Bristol City for his signature as he opted to remain at Barnsley in the forthcoming season, according to reports.
City wanted the coach to join their squad due to his performance in the last campaign but he rejected it. Barnsley also lost their bid for Plymouth defender Curtis Nelson as their approach was turned down instantly by the club.
Tommy Wright has enjoyed a lot of links with Bristol City especially at the prospect of reuniting Lee Johnson at Bristol City. From when the manager left Barnsley for the Ashton Gate, the 50-year old has been linked to the club but he was offered the Under21 role at the Championship side which he promptly rejected. Wright didn’t just turn down the coaching role; he signed a new deal with Barnsley. The club says it wouldn’t improve on the offer for Nelson.
Also, Otis Khan, who joined Barnsley in January from Sheffield United after they released him, has opted to join League Two side Yeovil. When Barnsley won promotion, he only managed three appearances in the first team but signed a one-year deal with Yeovil to get regular first team action. His new coach told the club’s official website: “I am really excited to be able to work with Otis, he has a really good pedigree. He has an unbelievable desire and determination to do well and I am sure his career at Yeonvil Town will be successful.”
The 20-year old player signed a deal for 18 months when he joined Barnsley but he knew he would struggle for attention into Paul Heckingbottom’s Championship plans so he decided to look away. The player claimed the decision was in his career’s best interest and the club wished him well.