Barnsley: Reds land Ramage as Alnwick departs

Crystal Palace's Peter Ramage (left) has joined Barnsley on loan. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.
Crystal Palace's Peter Ramage (left) has joined Barnsley on loan. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.
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Barnsley swooped last night to sign Crystal Palace defender Peter Ramage on a season-long loan deal before the transfer window slammed shut.

The former Newcastle United and Queen’s Park Rangers can be deployed at right-back or centre-half. He now has just short of two weeks to train with his new teammates ahead of their next match, away to Championship high-fliers Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.

The 29-year-old started his career with Newcastle United and then joined QPR, before a loan spell with Palace in 2011-12 season.

He played 14 games on loan for Birmingham City having joined the Midlands-based club on an emergency loan deal in February last year, before penning a new one-year contract with the Eagles in August last year.

The Reds were also linked with former Doncaster Rovers and Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp, Hull City marksman Matty Fryatt and Leeds left-back Aidan White, but none of those rumoured deals came to fruition.

But there is no future at Oakwell for keeper Ben Alnwick who was released yesterday evening following arrival of Wigan loan keeper Mike Pollitt.