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Second half Ugbo double clinches victory at Rochdale

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Rochdale 0, Barnsley 2 Second half strikes from Ike Ugbo earned victory for the Reds over determined opposition at Spotland in their penultimate pre-season friendly. There was a brisk start to the encounter, with Lloyd Isgrove just off target for the Reds, Nick Townsend saving from Brad Inman at the other end and the visiting… Read more »


Last-minute strike settles pre-season derby

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Barnsley 0, Huddersfield Town 1 (Pre-season friendly) There were promising aspects of Barnsley’s play against newly-promoted Premiership rivals at Oakwell on Saturday, but also a suggestion that goalscoring could remain a problem as they went down to the only goal of the game. Even that did not arrive until the last minute when Steve Mounie… Read more »


Everton starlet signs for Reds on year-long loan

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England Under 20 international midfielder Joe Williams has been signed by Barnsley on a year-long loan. Williams has played a key role in Everton’s successful Under 23s team in the last two years and has captained them on numerous occasions. Last season he not only helped the Under 23s carry off the Premier League Two… Read more »


New-look Reds too good for Sky Blues

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Barnsley 3, Coventry City 1 A Barnsley team unrecognisable from the one which performed so creditably in the club’s first season back in the Championship were comfortable winners in Tuesday night’s pre-season friendly against League Two Coventry City at Oakwell. First half goals from Stevie Mallan and Stefan Payne in the first half and a… Read more »


Barnsley Football Club pays tribute to shirt sponsor

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Barnsley Football Club have issued the following statement after hearing of the death of the joint owner of principal shirt sponsors C K Beckett. “We are devastated to learn about the passing of Kev Beckett. A son, father, brother, uncle, friend, colleague and exceedingly valued supporter of the Club, Kev was held in the highest… Read more »


Reds’ first team coach signs new contract

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Barnsley first team coach Jamie Clapham (pictured) has signed a new contract with the club. Having joined the Reds in September 2016, Clapham played a large role as Paul Heckingbottom’s assistant throughout the successful 2016/17 Sky Bet Championship campaign, which saw Barnsley return to the second tier and finish a highly respectable 14th. His coaching… Read more »


Teenage Chelsea striker joins Reds on season-long loan

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Barnsley have completed the season-long loan signing of Chelsea’s highly-rated 18-year-old striker Ike Ugbo. The teenager had a prolific scoring record for the Premiership champions’ Under 23s and Under 18s sides last season, notching 23 goals in 35 appearances, taking his tally in the last three campaigns to 60. An FA Youth Cup winner with… Read more »


Huddersfield bid for Barnsley full-back is ‘disrespectful’ says head coach

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Barnsley head coach Paul Heckingbottom has been reported as describing a bid from newly-promoted Premier League club Huddersfield Town for Ghanaian defender Andy Yiadom as “disrespectful”. It is understood that the Terriers offered £750,000 for the right back, who impressed in his debut championship season with the Reds last term. Barnsley value Yiadom at around… Read more »


Return of fans’ favourite makes it seven-up for Reds

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A former fans’ favourite has become Barnsley’s seventh major summer signing. Winger Lloyd Isgrove, who impressed in a loan spell with the Reds during the thrilling promotion and cup-winning campaign of 2015-16, has rejoined the Oakwell Club from Premier League Southampton. The 24-year-old (pictured) scored a vital goal in the play-off final victory over Millwall… Read more »


Manchester United graduate signs for Reds

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Barnsley have completed the sixth significant addition to their squad with the signing of a graduate of the renowned Manchester United Academy. Left-back Zeki Fryers (24) made his debut for United six years ago in a League Cup victory over Leeds United and went on to feature not only in the Premier League but also… Read more »