Date: 9th November 2015 at 1:53pm
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Manager Lee Johnson has today strengthened the ranks given the numerous injury problems we have and Newcastle striker Ivan Toney comes in on loan whilst returning Adam Hammill has penned a short term deal with the club.

Beginning with Toney, the 19 year old youngster has quickly developed a name for himself as a goalscorer following his time with Northampton Town. Whilst with them he took in 29 starting appearances, with a further 34 from the bench, and gave a return of 13 goals.

His form last season in particular caught the eye of Newcastle United and they snapped him up over the summer, and he now comes to us on an initial 28 day loan.

Speaking to the Official Site with the loan now confirmed, manager Lee Johnson explained.

‘Ivan is quick and he`s a goal-threat. He`s just what we need in the final third and he`s very highly thought of at Newcastle. I`m really pleased Steve McClaren and Newcastle have allowed us to take Ivan on board. He has lots of different attributes in his locker and can score different types of goals. We`re all excited to have him in the dressing room because he can be add that bit of quality in the final third.’

Toney said himself of his arrival at the club.

‘Barnsley`s a great Club and I`m hoping to bring something to the team. I`m delighted to be here and can`t wait to get started. I`m ready to go. Hopefully I can bring that spark and something different – hopefully a lot of goals.’

Presumably he signs in time to debut in tomorrow’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy clash against York.

The second arrival of the day is 27 year old Adam Hammill.

The winger comes back to Oakwell having had a loan and a permanent spell with us in former years, and he already carries 70 starting appearances for the club to his name, with a further 14 from the bench and a return of 13 goals.

He’s signed a short term deal, and Johnson said of his capture.

‘I’m sure I don’t need to tell the Barnsley fans what Adam is capable of. We are delighted to have him on board. He has a great pedigree, he’s quick, direct and will get crosses into the box. He’s an exciting addition to our squad and he’s a player I’m sure will add goals and assists. I’m sure the fans are just as excited as I am to see him back in a red shirt. He’s turned down interest from elsewhere because he feels at home here and we’re delighted to have him back.’

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