Date: 20th June 2016 at 5:26pm
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Versatile left sided player Aidy White has today signed a new 12 month contract extension at Oakwell.

Having joined initially on loan from Rotherham United back in November 2015, before that deal became permanent with his impressive displays in the January window, his short term contract was obviously up for expiry this summer, but following negotiations he has now penned a new 12 month deal seeing him remain until the summer of 2017.

The former Republic of Ireland Under 21 international provides head coach Paul Heckingbottom with options as he can play at left back or left midfield, and the 24 year old made 19 appearances for the club last season in his time with us, including the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy win at Wembley.

Speaking to the Official Site after penning the new terms, he explained.

‘It`s a brilliant club. We`ve achieved so much and it was definitely my first option to stay here. The fans have been amazing with me and the team. They`ve shown what we can do when they get behind the team and we`ve had a fantastic season going to Wembley twice. In terms of an attacking full-back it`s excellent. We want to go forward and create chances but be solid at the back. It`s great that Adam Hammill has signed up too so we can link up down that left side.’

Acting Chief Executive Linton Brown, said of his extension.

‘Following very positive discussions over the weekend we’re absolutely delighted that Aidy has chosen to sign a new contract and remain with us for the upcoming 2016/17 Championship campaign. Having spoken to Aidy he’s clearly excited by what we are building here at Barnsley Football Club and he’s raring to go for our return to the Championship. He’s hungry, determined and committed to the cause, so exactly the type of player that we need to continue our on-going success here at the Club. He’s got proven footballing qualities and has a lot of Championship experience, so this signing represents another huge addition to the squad.’

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