There has been some criticism of new boss Neill Collins but Barnsley do occupy a play-off spot after 16 games.
It is at this stage of the season that fans often assess the success of the summer window.
Signings are scrutinised and areas of weakness are identified.
The free agent market can prove incredibly useful for plugging gaps and strengthening, and it may be something the Reds wish to turn to as the season progresses.
There is a vast array of talent on the market, with seasoned EFL professionals and emerging prospects among those on the hunt for a fresh challenge.
Here are 22 free agents Barnsley could potentially target this season.