BARNSLEY-BORN Mark Crossley has returned to his hometown club as the Reds' new goalkeeping coach.

Crossley, 44, made over 300 appearances between the sticks for Nottingham Forest and won eight international caps for Wales during a 24-year career.

The ex-Chesterfield assistant manager has been brought in by Barnsley boss Danny Wilson to replace Ian Willcock, whose contract, along with assistant manager Micky Mellon, was terminated last week.

Crossley joins Mellon's replacement, Chris Hutchings, on Wilson's new-look backroom staff in a bid to stave off relegation from the Championship.