Perkins bids to add to list of honours

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BARNSLEY midfielder David Perkins is confident that he can taste success at Oakwell just like he did with former club Colchester United last season.

He won two awards from fans, the League One club’s Player of the Year award and the Players’ Player of the Year title.

But the 29-year-old must now raise his game if he is to be a hit in the Championship.

“I want to play as many games as I can here and be very successful here,” said Perkins.

“I was successful with Keith at Rochdale and hopefully we can do the same here.

“As soon as I heard Keith had got the job I heard there was a chance he was keen on signing me.

“He’s asked me to give everything I’ve got and we’ll both see where that takes us.

“I’m an energetic player, I’ve got a bit of pace, I’m very mobile around the pitch and I’ll always give everything I’ve got.

“Winning the Players’ Player of the Year award at Colchester United was the one I most enjoyed last season, I was delighted.

“But I think it’s only going to be the first away game when I’m in the tunnel that it will probably dawn on my that I’m a Barnsley player.

“I’ll have the shirt on for the first time, lining up against Forest, and I’ll have the chance to impress in the Championship.”

Perkins and fellow new signings Craig Davies, Matt Done, Scott Wiseman and James McNulty will be out prove their calibre, and Perkins is ready for the challenge.