Oakwell Stadium

Next Game

Barnsley v Port Vale

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet League 1

Last Game

MK Dons 2 - 0 Barnsley

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet League 1

Barnsley confirm four exits

Barnsley have released a number of players including Wayne Rooney's brother John, the club has confirmed.

Last Updated: 09/05/13 at 12:06 Post Comment

John Rooney: One of four players released by Barnsley

John Rooney: One of four players released by Barnsley

Rooney, younger brother of the England striker, spent six years at Everton's youth academy, before moving to Macclesfield Town for a further six years.

And after two years in the US with stints at MLS side New York Red Bulls and USL side Orlando City, he arrived at Oakwell last October but did not make a first-team appearance for the Tykes.

Other players released by the Championship side include Matt Done, centre-back Rob Edwards, and former captain Stephen Foster.

Foster joined Barnsley from Crewe in the summer of 2007 and has made over 220 appearances, scoring 10 goals, including a header in the famous FA Cup win at Liverpool in 2008.

Edwards, 30, joined the Tykes from Blackpool in 2011, but has been restricted to 17 first-team appearances and spent time on loan at Fleetwood and Shrewsbury this season.

Done, who followed former boss Keith Hill to Barnsley from Rochdale in the summer of 2011, spent the second half of this season on loan at Hibernian.

A number of players have also been offered new contracts, including England Under-21 international Martin Cranie, former Wigan midfielder Tomasz Cywka, and defender Bobby Hassell.

Tom Kennedy, Jimmy McNulty, Jason Scotland and Luke Steele have also been offered new deals with the club.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

F

irst Townsend, now Chiles. What next ITV? Comedy that you can actually watch without vomiting up your own spleen? I'll be sad to see Matt Smith go though. I actually quite like him. Plus, he was good in Doctor Who.

sailingmagpie
Adrian Chiles to leave ITV

H

e's like Jay from Inbetweeners. Could've had him, had him, didn't want him, turned him down.

lee
Wenger criticises work permits

A

wful, awful pundit. He was crap on BBC, and offered a little more analysis than Robbie Savage - apart from the delivery of banality in a sexy accent. Also, as I'm Irish he'll never be more then a slimy, hand-balling f**ker in my eyes.

batdog
Football People On TV: Thierry Henry

Footer 365

Sepp Blatter shrugs-off UEFA's challenge to his leadership as 'lacking courage'

Sepp Blatter tells UEFA “they do not have the courage” to sufficiently challenge his leadership at this year's election.

Transfer news: Sam Allardyce unsure whether Darren Fletcher will join West Ham

Manager Sam Allardyce admits he is unsure whether Darren Fletcher will choose to join West Ham or another club.

Transfer news: Wigan close to signings of Chris Herd from Aston Villa and Jason Pearce from Leeds

Wigan are close to signing Aston Villa's Chris Herd on loan and Leeds' Jason Pearce permanently, Sky sources understand.

Mail Box

Appalling, Slow, Pathetic, Embarrassing

It's a bonus Saturday Mailbox, with plenty of reaction to the most alarming 0-0 draw in Manchester United's recent history. At what point do we worry about Louis van Gaal?

Why Do Man United Look So Impotent?

It's all very well talking about formations and United's defensive problems, but shouldn't their expensive attacking options be doing better? And we talk psychology...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company