Date: 30th May 2016 at 5:39pm
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Wembley goalscorer Adam Hammill has said the perfect scenario for him over the summer is a new deal at Oakwell.

Having more than played his part in helping Barnsley to success – firstly the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy this season – but also then the League One campaign culminating in a second trip to Wembley and a three one victory over Millwall, the Yorkshire Post have him saying that the ‘perfect scenario’ is to remain and have a stab with the club at Championship football once more.

‘It is time to recharge the batteries and go and enjoy a bit of sun and have some relaxation and family time with the missus and my daughter, and we are expecting a son in August and want to be settled by then and plan for next season. I will be sitting down and talking to Barnsley first. There`s a bond from the first time I was here and I get on very good with the fans. It`s a club close to my heart and Liverpool and Barnsley are my two teams. Ideally, the perfect scenario is signing here next season. But it is a family decision and I have to sit down with my people and speak to the owner of the club and see what is right for the club. Most definitely, it is one I will make knowing I am a strong person and I will make the right decision and have no regrets about it. Ideally, I would love to play at Barnsley next year. But everything has got to fit.’

With Hammill taking plenty of plaudits for how the side turned around results in the second half of the season especially, he felt it had been the perfect way to say goodbye to League One football on the day.

‘Getting promotion now is the biggest achievement of my career personally and for the lads there. On the whole, I think we deserved victory. With the season we had, we took a bit of stick in November but showed a bit of character and dug in and rolled our sleeves up. We didn`t settle for nothing less than kicking up the table and we got our just rewards. It put us 2-0 up and we expected the onslaught and we knew they were going to get physical and they got the goal which, on the run of play, they might have deserved.’


‘But we knew in the second half, they were going to come out and get amongst us. We initially dealt with it well and then we started countering them and space opened up and we got that third important goal and it sealed victory for us.’

As for the goal more specifically and asked which he felt was his best of the season, he went on to say.

‘It has got to be this one for the fact it went into the top corner and not only that, it was the reward at the end. There`s people at the club who work tirelessly behind the scenes and it`s not just for the players, but the staff, management and everyone – the people of Barnsley, the fans. It was just a great occasion and we are relishing going to the big teams next season; the Newcastles and Aston Villas and we won`t be overawed and will embrace the challenge.’

Lloyd Isgrove was also interviewed with it being his last game on his loan spell from Premier League side Southampton.

‘All the players were getting into me saying, ‘you are going to score at Wembley`, and I just laughed and said, ‘yeah, yeah`. For it to actually happen in the way it did, I am absolutely delighted. The boys are buzzing because I scored and to score with a header from a corner is a bit mad. But I will take it. I was just waiting to get clattered by the goalkeeper. But I flicked it and it went straight in. I was really gutted about the strike against Walsall getting ruled out as it would have put me on my way. But I`d rather score at Wembley, definitely.’

As for a potential return next season, he added.

‘I have got another year at Southampton, so we will have to see what happens in the summer. I will assess my options definitely. If they come in for me and the offer is right, I will have to speak to Southampton first and I don`t see why not.’

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