Barnsley To Appoint Keith Hill As New Boss

Rochdale boss Keith Hill is expected to be named as the new Barnsley manager tomorrow.

The 42 year old initially ruled himself out of the running last week but reopened talks last night, he's now poised to take over from Mark Robins who quit at the end of last season amid reports of a fall-out with the club's board over the budget for next term.

Hill guided Dale to promotion from League Two in 2010 and then to their joint highest position of ninth in League One last season.

Leyton Orient's Russell Slade was also a target for the Tykes but an approach for him was turned down last week.

The new manager will be officially unveiled at a noon press conference at Oakwell.