BARNSLEY FC have sacked assistant head coach Tommy Wright following today's 'football for sale' allegations in the Telegraph.

The club said in a statement: "Barnsley FC today terminated the contract of Assistant Head Coach Tommy Wright with immediate effect.

"A meeting between the Club and Mr Wright was held this morning attended by Club Chief Executive Linton Brown. After considering Mr Wright’s response to allegations in today’s Daily Telegraph about breaching FA rules over player transfers, Mr Wright was dismissed.

"The Club was unaware of such matters or involved in any wrongdoing. The Club will continue to fully investigate the issues at hand and will co-operate with the regulatory authorities as necessary."

Wright has been implicated in the same scandal that contributed towards England manager Sam Allardyce losing his job earlier this week.

The Telegraph released a video last night that shows Wright allegedly accepting a £5,000 'bung' (an unauthorised and undisclosed payment) from undercover journalists posing as a Far East firm, in exchange for Wright convincing Reds players to hire the firm as their agents and to recommend players the firm represents as potential Barnsley signings.