Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland has signed for Championship side Barnsley on a three-month loan deal, reports The Independent.

The 20-year-old England stopper signs for the Tykes after being unable replace Asmir Begovic as number one choice at the Britannia Stadium.

Butland signed for Stoke from Barnsley's Championship rivals Birmingham in January for £3.5 million but was immediately loaned back to the Midlands side and is yet to make his competitive debut for his parent club.

Butland became the youngest ever goalkeeper to represent England in 2012 after he was named in Roy Hodgson's starting lineup for the friendly against Italy.

He was also given the accolade of being named the Great Britain goalkeeper during their 2012 London Olympics campaign and played in five matches.

Barnsley have first-choice stopper Luke Steele unavailable through injury so Butland is likely to go straight into the starting lineup for Saturday's league trip to Leicester.  

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