Barnsley: Holgate seals first pro deal at Reds

Mason Holgate and Barnsley boss Danny Wilson
Mason Holgate and Barnsley boss Danny Wilson
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Promising youngster Mason Holgate is celebrating having penned his first professional contract with Barnsley.

The 17-year-old defender is a second-year Academy scholar at Oakwell having joined the club when he was aged nine.

And it’s little surprise talented teenager Holgate is delighted to stay with the League One outfit until the summer of 2016.

“I’m absolutely over the moon,” said Holgate. “I just want to get my head down and keep working hard.

“I’d like to thank all of the Coaching staff at the Academy for all their hard work. “Hopefully if I get the chance in the first-team I’ll take it.”

Reds Academy boss Ronnie Branson praised: “Mason is a bright and intelligent player. We have high hopes for him to progress.”