O'Grady seals Barnsley move

Barnsley have won the race to sign Sheffield Wednesday striker Chris O'Grady.

Last Updated: 20/06/13 at 09:49 Post Comment

Chris O'Grady: Striker has joined Barnsley after successful loan spell last

Chris O'Grady: Striker has joined Barnsley after successful loan spell last

The 27-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Oakwell, where he made a big impression in his 16 appearances.

O'Grady became a favourite amongst the Oakwell faithful with six goals during his first spell with the club, including crucial strikes against Derby, Hull City and Huddersfield in the final game of the season.

The forward has penned a two-year deal with the Tykes, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2015, and the former Owl is already excited about the new season.

"It's been a bit of a journey from the end of last season to get to this point, but I am delighted to have signed and I'm looking forward to pre-season training," he told the club's official website.

"The signing this week of Dale Jennings and myself shows the club are doing the right things and looking to give this season a good push.

"I'm looking to continue where I left off last season and get goals. I'll set some short-term targets, attain them and then set some more.

"Last season I was determined to give everything from the first minute and happily the fans here took to me and that spurred me on to do well for them. We know what we can do if we perform and if we can repeat our form of 2013 then we can achieve what we want to."

The striker will make his first appearance as a Barnsley player on August 3 when the South Yorkshire side host FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

rodger's gusset
Arsenal interest in Sterling

T

he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

ricky villa
Hodgson: Barkley was brilliant

N

o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

badwolf
Townsend: I've silenced critics

Footer 365

De Gea: United 'cannot' fail

David De Gea says that Manchester United must qualify for the Champions League next season "no matter what".

Lucas ready to make an impact

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is looking to recapture what he considers his best form in two years after recovering from injury.

Mats Hummels denies promising to join Manchester United

Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has denied making any promise to join Manchester United.

Mail Box

Is This The End Of Ex-Players As Managers?

Do massive wages and cushty TV numbers signal the end of the ex-high-profile player turned manager? Plus Liverpool fans don't actually say the 'next year' thing...

A Solution For The Premier League's 39th Game...

One morning Mailboxer solves the 39th game conundrum. Plus England were actually alright, Harry Kane is rubbish again and do Arsenal have the most embarrassing fans?

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