Hallfredsson back in Italy

Dickinson could return before the end of the season

Hallfredsson: Season ended early

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Emil Hallfredsson has returned to Reggina after his loan spell at Barnsley was brought to an early end.

The Iceland international had spent the season on loan at Oakwell and scored three goals in 30 appearances for the Championship club.

However, the midfielder fractured his fifth metatarsal in the 0-0 draw with Sheffield United earlier this month and will miss the rest of the season.

The Tykes have now confirmed that Hallfredsson has gone back to his Italian club Reggina to continue his recovery from the foot injury.

Meanwhile, Barnsley's on-loan defender Carl Dickinson could yet be back before the end of the campaign following a recent knee operation.

Tykes boss Mark Robins said: "Whether he's ready to play, we'll have to wait and see, but it's great news that he's back.

"He's only two weeks post-op, so that's really good going. He gave me a call to say he was okay, but it's still very early days."