Date: 2nd September 2017 at 12:07pm
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Barnsley’s Andy Yiadom will have to wait until January, at least, for his chance to play in the Premier League.

Huddersfield interest in Yiadom ended recently, however, Swansea’s remained but a bid to secure the Ghana international on loan came too late with it ruled the paperwork didn’t go through on time.

According to the BBC, a loan bid failed after an appeal, from both clubs, to the Football Association, to permit Yiadom to join the Welsh club was turned down.

The BBC said: ‘The FA ruled the paperwork for the 25-year-old was submitted too late for the transfer window, which closed at 23:00 BST on Thursday.’

A deal was conducted between the Reds and Swansea though as forward Oli McBurnie of course arrived on loan until the end of the season – Yiadom would have joined the Swans temporarily ahead of a proposed permanent transfer in January.

Meanwhile, Barnsley chairman Maurice Watkins this week confirmed he was leaving the club and its board.

A statement on the Official Website read: ‘It was just over four years ago that the owner Patrick Cryne asked me to become chairman of the board of directors. I have now decided the time is right to move on and I wish the club, the players, the fans, and the board every success for the future.’

The club added: ‘We would like to thank Maurice for his time at Oakwell and wish him the best for his future.’

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