Double signing boost for Barnsley

Adam Hammill.
Adam Hammill.

Barnsley have confirmed that they have re-signed former winger Adam Hammill on a short term deal, following his release from Huddersfield Town.

The 27-year-old midfielder has been without a club for the past two months but has completed a switch back to Oakwell to help the Reds end their recent losing streak.

He joined the Reds on loan from Liverpool in 2009 before moving to South Yorkshire permanently the same year.

Hammill netted eight goals in 27 games during the 2010/11 season, before attracting the interest of Wolverhampton Wanderers and moving to the Premier League.

Head Coach Lee Johnson said: “I’m sure I don’t need to tell the Barnsley fans what Adam is capable of. We are delighted to have him on board.

“He has a great pedigree, he’s quick, direct and will get crosses into the box. He’s an exciting addition to our squad and he’s a player I’m sure will add goals and assists.

“He’s turned down interest from elsewhere because he feels at home here and we’re delighted to have him back.”

The Reds have also completed the loan signing of Newcastle United forward Ivan Toney on a 28-day loan.

The teenage forward joined the Magpies from Northampton Town in August and has made three appearances for the Premier League side.

Johnson added: “Ivan is quick and he’s a goal-threat. He’s just what we need in the final third and he’s very highly thought of at Newcastle.”

“He has lots of different attributes in his locker and can score different types of goals. We’re all excited to have him in the dressing room because he can add that bit of quality in the final third.”

Toney said: “Barnsley’s a great club and I’m hoping to bring something to the team. I’m delighted to be here and can’t wait to get started.

“I’m ready to go. Hopefully I can bring that spark and something different – hopefully a lot of goals.”