Barnsley: Hungry Nana sets sights on Reds first-team place

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Nana Boakye-Yiadom wants to force his way into Barnsley manager Danny Wilson’s first-team plans on a regular basis after signing his first professional contract with the Oakwell club.

The former West Ham United academy player was an unused substitute in the Reds’ 3-2 defeat to Queens Park Rangers on the final day of last season.

Nana said: “I’m looking to get as fit as I possibly can in pre-season and catch the manager’s eye to get into the first team; that’s what everyone wants. I’ll be looking to hit the ground running and show the manager I can offer something different.”

Striker George Maris has also penned a pro deal with Wilson’s team.