Stoke City's Jack Butland moves to Barnsley on three-month loan

Jack Butland of Stoke City is seen in goal against the Houston Dynamo during the Dynamo Charities Cup at BBVA Compass Stadium on July 24, 2013
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Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland joins Barnsley on three-month loan deal.

Barnsley have announced that they have secured the services of Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland on a three-month loan deal.

The 20-year-old moved to the Britannia Stadium in the summer after finishing the 2012-13 season on loan at former club Birmingham City.

However, under manager Mark Hughes, the England Under-21 international has been playing second fiddle to Asmir Begovic this season.

Barnsley have confirmed that Butland, who was a former target of Chelsea, will go straight into the Championship team against Leicester City this weekend due to the back injury suffered by Luke Steele.

Asmir Begovic of Stoke City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Stoke City at Anfield on August 17, 2013
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