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McKnight lands Barnsley deal

Teenage midfielder Darren McKnight has signed a contract with Barnsley after impressing for the club's under-21s last season.

Last Updated: 04/07/14 at 14:40

Danny Wilson: Giving McKnight his chance

Danny Wilson: Giving McKnight his chance

The 18-year-old was used in defence and midfield after moving up from the under-18s and his new six-month deal gives him the opportunity to continue his progression this term.

McKnight is eyeing a first-team place as the Reds aim for an immediate return to the Championship.

"I am really pleased to sign for Barnsley and I am looking forward to the challenge of trying to get in the team," the Northern Ireland youth international told the club's official website.

"I am a central midfielder but I am capable of playing at right-back."

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ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

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