Date: 19th July 2015 at 5:15pm
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No sooner had we confirmed the loan return of Ben Pearson to Barnsley this season we also announced his Man United teammate Joe Rothwell had also signed for us.

Rothwell not only made it a United double but a midfield double too!

The midfielder, as many usually are said to be when the come to the club from a top class side, has been branded ‘high-rated at Old Trafford’ by barnsleyfc.co.uk upon the announcement of his loan arrival.

He said he had heard good things from Pearson from his loan last season so said he didn’t have any hesitation about making this loan move with too with a play-off push, at least, something he wants to help us with for as long as he remains at Oakwell.

‘I’m really excited to be here. I’ve heard a lot about the place from Ben Pearson. He couldn’t speak highly enough of his time here and I just can’t wait to get going.

‘I had no hesitations about coming here after speaking with Lee Johnson. The Club almost made the Play-Offs with Ben here last season so, hopefully, we can go one better this time.’

Head Coach Lee Johnson added.

‘I’m really excited to have Joe on board as well as Ben.

‘We are very lucky to have two highly-rated midfielders on our hands and I`m really grateful to Manchester United for allowing us to bring them both here.’

I’d be lying if I said I knew much about Rothwell, as I don’t, but what I would say is you’re not contracted with a club like Man United as a 20-year-old if you don’t have something about you are you!

He should be another good loan addition, which I’d suspect would be extended beyond January 3rd if this loan initially goes as all would hope.

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