Barnsley have issued a formal apology following heated exchanges between their players and the club's travelling fans at Huddersfield
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Barnsley's chances of Sky Bet Championship survival were left hanging by a thread after a 2-1 defeat at play-off-bound Derby left them four points from safety with two games to play.
A glaring error by goalkeeper Luke Steele allowed Jeff Hendrick to put the Rams ahead before a deflected Johnny Russell shot increased their lead and, although Nick Proschwitz pulled a goal back, it came too late for the visitors.
Russell had a chance to extend the hosts' advantage with a penalty eight minutes from the end, but saw it saved by Steele.
Burnley got their bid for automatic promotion from the Sky Bet Championship back on track as they returned to winning ways with a 1-0 victory at Barnsley.
Ashley Barnes headed the only goal of the game in the seventh minute to move Sean Dyche's side 11 points clear of Derby, who moved into third place following their win at Blackpool and QPR's defeat at Ewood Park.
And doesn't he look pleased to be there.
Stoke winger Brek Shea has joined Barnsley on an emergency loan, the Barclays Premier League club have confirmed.
United States international Shea will spend 28 days with the Tykes, who are in the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone.
Barnsley have announced a press conference for 3pm this afternoon where they are expected to confirm Danny Wilson as their manager for a second time.
The 53-year-old, who was sacked by Sheffield United in April, led the Tykes to promotion to the top flight for the first time in their history in 1997 during his first spell at Oakwell.
Barnsley have sacked manager David Flitcroft after the club's disappointing start to the season.
Stoke boss Mark Hughes is convinced goalkeeper Jack Butland has what it takes to reach the top despite shipping him off on loan to Championship strugglers Barnsley.
Hughes said: "It was always our intention to get Jack Butland out on loan.
"It was vitally important to get him out to allow him to continue his development. He is an outstanding young talent and someone we have incredibly high hopes for.
"We will keep a close eye on him and he will come here on certain days to maintain the work he has been doing with us.
"It is a good move for him and he will learn a lot from it. He has the potential to be the next England keeper."