Barnsley: Why Reds kids can benefit from Scotland

Jason Scotland celebrates his crucial goal against Huddersfield Town on the final day of the season with Chris O'Grady and Stephen Dawson.
Jason Scotland celebrates his crucial goal against Huddersfield Town on the final day of the season with Chris O'Grady and Stephen Dawson.
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Barnsley boss David Flitcroft has expressed his delight at Jason Scotland penning a new deal with the club and is convinced their youngsters can learn from the experienced striker.

The 34-year-old, who initially moved to Oakwell on a free transfer in January, has penned a one-year deal.

The Trinidad & Tobago international notched six goals in 20 outings as the club preserved their Championship status. Five of his strikes came as a substitute.

Flitcroft said: “Jason has enthusiasm, energy and desire. He’s a fantastic person who wants to help support the younger players in the squad and pass on his superb knowledge about the game.

“Everyone who watches Jason knows about his goalscoring abilities, but it’s also the other side of him that really excites me because this is a player who has tremendous experience, know-how and drive that will benefit everyone.

“It’s great to have Jason signed and I’m hopeful we can follow this up with others in the coming weeks.”

Youngsters Rhys Oates, McCauley Shillito, Brad Abbott Erico Souza and Antonie Boland have signed professional terms at Oakwell.