Karanka is now back above the Barnsley boss in the race to succeed Mark Warburton at Nottingham Forest.
Nottingham Forest are still searching for their new manager, but may well be closing in on their man.
Nottingham Forest reportedly want to appoint Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom as Mark Warburton’s successor.
Everton's Williams has shone on loan for Barnsley, as Middlesbrough's Fletcher did two seasons ago.
The Barnsley boss was reportedly close to becoming Nottingham Forest manager in 2017.
Could Barnsley's Heckingbottom be the new Nottingham Forest boss?
Leeds United won 2-0 at Oakwell on Saturday as the cream rose to the top.
There are plenty of threats in the Barnsley team for Leeds United to think about.
Leeds United will face Barnsley at Oakwell in the Championship this weekend.
The Barnsley manager was preparing for his team's weekend clash with Leeds United.