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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 lord that's got me unnecessarily excited. Damn you Storey. Cut to Liverpool being crushed under the wheels of Sparky's Stoke Machine and Firmino brought off the bench to no effect. It's the hope that kills you.

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o Schweini? Have to admit that I did a little sex wee when we signed him and I can't wait to see him in action!!!

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