Barnsley have Ethan Pinnock bids rejected

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HITC Sport understands Barnsley have seen bids for the Forest Green Rovers star rejected.

Forest Green Rovers' Ethan Pinnock in action against Dagenham & Redbridge's Luke Howell (R)Forest Green Rovers' Ethan Pinnock in action

Barnsley have seen a couple of bids for Forest Green defender Ethan Pinnock rejected, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Pinnock was instrumental in Forest Green's successful promotion from the National League to League Two last season.

The towering central defender made 40 appearances in all competitions for Forest Green as they won the National League play-off final against Tranmere Rovers at Wembley.

Pinnock's performances for Forest Green have not gone unnoticed among several clubs higher up the football pyramid with scouts from Football League clubs keeping a regular check on his progress.

Barnsley have firmed up their interest with two bids since the end of the season which have both been rejected by Forest Green.

Paul Heckingbottom manager of BarnsleyBarnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom

Barnsley are in the market for defensive reinforcements this summer as Tykes boss Paul Heckingbottom looks to strengthen his squad amid reports that captain Marc Roberts is a target for several Premier League and Championship clubs.

Forest Green are reluctant to lose Pinnock as they plan for life in Football League next season, but Barnsley are expected to come back with another offer for the player as they look to bring him to Oakwell.

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