Quick return for McShane ‘the warrior’

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BARNSLEY defender Paul McShane is not afraid to put his body on the line at Oakwell, that’s one of the main reasons Reds boss Mark Robins signed him.

The Hull City loan centre-back is with the Reds until the end of the season having initially been signed as cover for the injured Stephen Foster.

And in his short time at Oakwell the Republic of Ireland international has had no problems getting stuck in.

McShane was expected to be out for up to eight weeks having torn a hamstring in the first half of the match at Cardiff City.

But amazingly the 25-year-old former Manchester United defender stayed on the pitch despite a seven cm tear in his hamstring and played the whole match.

Then the defender made a miraculous recovery, having improved enough to start against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

“I was supposed to be out for six-eight weeks, but I’ve healed pretty quickly,” McShane told The Star.

“I knew when I got injured that I was going to be out for a bit of time, but I just said to myself that I’d carry on during the match. It was hard work but I’ll always give everything for whohever I play for.”

Club skipper Jason Shackell says McShane is an “absolute warrior”.

But even McShane and the ever-consistent Shackell couldn’t prevent the Reds from slipping to a 2-1 at Palace.

“It was frustrating. We controlled large parts of the game,” reflected McShane.