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Reds sign Partick Thistle defender Lindsay on three-year deal

Barnsley have fought off competition to land 21-year-old Scottish defender Liam Lindsay.

The centre-back, who has penned a three-year deal at Oakwell, becomes Paul Heckingbottom’s third major summer signing, following the arrival of Steve Mallan from St Mirren and Jason McCarthy from Southampton.

Lindsay made his first team debut for Partick Thistle at the age of 19, and then had loan spells with Scottish League One sides Alloa Athletic and Airdrieonians, before returning and fully establishing himself in the Partick side in the 2015-16 season.

Lindsay made over 30 appearances for Partick last term, and netted six goals. His eye-catching performances earned him a place in the Scottish Premiership Team of the Year, the only player outside of Aberdeen and champions Glasgow Celtic to make the side.

Reds boss Paul Heckingbottom, speakingh exclusively to the Oakwell Club’s official webiste, enthused: “It’s fantastic to get this deal for Liam across the line. We’ve added another talented young player to the ranks which is not only exciting for us as coaches, but the fans as well.

“Despite his age, Liam brings quality experience and will fit in well with the squad. He comes off the back of an exceptional season in Scotland and we believe he will kick on here and only improve himself at Barnsley.”

 

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