Two-horse race emerging for Barnsley manager's job

A general view of Oakwell stadium during the pre season friendly at Oakwell Stadium between Barnsley and Huddersfield Town on July 22, 2017 in Barnsley, England.

St Mirren's Jack Ross and Swansea City's Cameron Toshack are favourites to succeed Paul Heckingbottom at Barnsley.

A general view of Oakwell stadium during the pre season friendly at Oakwell Stadium between Barnsley and Huddersfield Town on July 22, 2017 in Barnsley, England.

St Mirren's Jack Ross and Swansea City's Cameron Toshack are favourites to succeed Paul Heckingbottom at Barnsley, according to bookmakers Sky Bet.

The Sun reported on Wednesday that both managers have held talks about taking the reins at Oakwell.

Ross, who shot to the top of the betting on Tuesday, remains odds-on [4/5] to land the Barnsley vacancy, with Toshack now 3/1.

Swansea coach Cameron Toshack looks on during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Crystal Palace at Liberty Stadium on December 23, 2017 in Swansea, Wales.

As a result of his odds shortening, the 47-year-old, who managed Swansea's Under-23s to the Premier League 2 title last season, has moved ahead of a number of other contenders including Paul Simpson [7/1], Mick McCarthy [9/1] and Paul Harsley [11/1], the current Barnsley caretaker.

Both Ross [Stevie Mallan] and Toshack [Oli McBurnie] have seen players depart their respective sides for Barnsley over the past eight months.

Which of the St Mirren and Swansea U23s bosses will land the Barnsley post - or will it be someone else?

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