GLOVERS NEWS: Barnsley midfielder signs on loan for Yeovil Town
YEOVIL Town have completed the loan signing of Barnsley midfielder Jared Bird until the end of the 2017-18 campaign.
The 20-year-old has agreed the deal after completing his medical and will link-up with his new team-mates ahead of Saturday’s (January 6, 2017) FA Cup Third Round clash with Bradford City at Huish Park.
Manager Darren Way said: “Jared's a very good player with all the attributes I feel this club needs. I watched him against Millwall and Tottenham and felt he did very well.
“He's a young player, but Paul Heckingbottom (Barnsley head coach) is someone I trust and he fits with what we're trying to do here. I look forward to working with him.”
A calming, controlling presence in midfield, Bird came through Derby County’s Academy and upon the expiry of his two-year scholarship, Barnsley snapped up his services offering him his first professional contract in 2016.
He captained the Tykes’ Under-23s last term and his impressive performances led to being selected on the bench in the closing stages of Paul Heckingbottom’s side’s promotion-winning season.
The youngster penned a contract extension in the summer and made his Barnsley debut in the Sky Bet Championship in August 2017, before helping the Yorkshire outfit, alongside ex-Glovers loanee Ryan Hedges, run Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur close at Wembley in the Carabao Cup.
A Yeovil Town club statement added: “In total, Bird has made four senior appearances for Barnsley and comes to Huish Park highly recommended.”
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