Barnsley FC have announced that striker Garry O’Connors contract has been terminated by mutual consent. O’Connor initially played for the Reds on two separate loan spells from Birmingham before signing a permanent contract until the end of the season in January.
After scoring on his debut in the memorable win over Leeds United last September, it looked as if Garry O’Connor was the type of striker the Barnsley fans had been craving for many years. A player who appeared similar in mould to Ashley Ward, his performances and important goals during his loan spells meant Mark Robins did all he could to keep the striker on a longer term basis. (more…)
After returning from injury to take part in the defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday, Bobby Hassell has suffered ankle ligament damage which is likely to keep him out for the remaining few games of the season. (more…)
Speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield, Mark Robins has said that he doesn’t expect to retain the services of Paul McShane once his loan deal finished on 16th April.
“I’ve looked at that and I’ll keep pushing but I don’t think we’ll be able to.” Robins said. (more…)
Paul McShane has gone public in announcing that he is likely to leave Hull City in the Summer and would apparently welcome a permanent offer from Barnsley. The defender was brought in on loan by Mark Robins following injuries to first-choice central pairing Steve Foster and Jason Shackell. Ironically, McShane himself is now injured and has returned to his parent club for treatment. (more…)
Barnsley’s ‘Mr Reliable’, Bobby Hassell, has booked his place in Oakwell history by surpassing the number of appearances made by legend Gerry Taggart. Hassell signed for Barnsley in 2004 and has gone on to make 248 appearances – and counting.
The versatile defender (and midfielder?) is the longest serving current player at Oakwell. His loyalty to the club and generally faultless performances mean that his name will be remembered long into the future alongside former legends such as Arjan De Zeeuw, Neil Redfearn and Ian Banks.