NEW boy Craig Davies has promised to prove his worth at Oakwell.
Davies bagged 25 goals last season, 23 of which helped guide Chesterfield to the League Two title.
And the 25-year-old is hungry to prove himself at Oakwell and to give his new supporters plenty to smile about.
“I’m a hard-working player and I like to think I hustle and bustle defenders, I’ll be giving everything for the club,” Davies told The Star.
“My aim’s to get a good pre-season under my belt and be fitter and stronger than ever before. I can’t wait to start training with the rest of the lads.
“I’m still learning as a player and I really believe that I can improve under Keith Hill and learn from the other players here. It’s a great set-up at Barnsley and they’ve got great facilities, I’m really looking forward to the challenge.”
Davies penned a two-year contract with the Reds which officially starts on July 1, with fellow new signing David Perkins, who joined from Colchester United, having signed a similar two-year-deal.
And with more new signings expected ahead of the new Championship campaign, it’s certainly exciting times at the club as Hill and his assistant David Flitcroft look to build on the solid foundations left by former boss Mark Robins.
Davies admitted leaving the Spireites was a “very hard” decision, but he is confident he has left with the club in good shape, especially with boss John Sheridan at the helm for next season’s League One challenge.
“Last season was the happiest I’ve ever been as a player,” reflected Davies. “Chesterfield was great for me and so was John Sheridan.
“It was a massive decision to leave the club, but I didn’t want to miss the opportunity of playing in the Championship.
“This move is a jump in two divisions for me and it’s a chance to test myself against better players.”