Jim McNulty: Barnsley defender extends Tranmere Rovers loan

Barnsley defender Jim McNulty has extended his loan spell at Tranmere until 3 January.

The 28-year-old has played six times for Rovers since joining the League One club at the start of October.

McNulty has been given permission to play in Tranmere's FA Cup first round tie at Accrington on Saturday.

"He's a footballing centre-back. You won't see many too cuts and bandages around Jim's head, but he's very clever," said manager Ronnie Moore.

He told BBC Radio Merseyside: "He drops off and picks the ball up, and on the ball he's got a fantastic left foot. He and Ash Taylor have got a nice understanding there.

"We've got Ian Goodison coming back [from suspension], but in the last few games we've looked tight and organised. Hopefully we can carry on with that."