Barnsley: David Flitcroft will retain Dale Jennings

Dale Jennings

Barnsley boss David Flitcroft believes forward Dale Jennings can establish himself at the club and is not looking to loan him out at present.

The 20-year-old has endured a tough start to his Reds career after joining from Bayern Munich in the summer.

He was sent off just five minutes into his debut against Wigan and has only made four appearances since then.

"His progress has been slower than we thought but we'll see the best of him," he told BBC Radio Sheffield.

"We're putting a lot of time and energy into developing him and a loan spell isn't something that we've discussed.

"We want to develop him in the way we play and that might not happen if he were to go elsewhere."

One player who could be leaving the club on a temporary basis is winger Reuben Noble-Lazarus.

In October 2008 the 20-year-old made his first-team debut against Ipswich at the age of 15 years and 45 days becoming the youngest ever Football League debutant.

However, he has failed to get a run of games in the first team as Flitcroft looks to covert him to a wing-back and has started just twice this season.

"If we could get Reuben out to the right team and the right mentor then I think that would be good for him," he said.

"It's just part of the development process because I don't think the under-21 league offers them the stimulus they need."

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