BARNSLEY manager Keith Hill has worked his magic to entice former Manchester United and Fulham midfielder Jonathan Greening to Oakwell.
The Star can exclusively reveal Greening was due at the Championship club today to train with the Reds for the first time, while Hill also swooped yesterday to recruit Peterborough United striker Emile Sinclair on loan.
Greening has agreed to sign for the Reds until January 3, while Sinclair has penned a longer deal with his move expiring on 19th of the month.
“I’m really happy to have got them both in, they’re arrival is going to create a lot of competition for places,” Hill told The Star.
“I’ve been looking at a lot of players over the last few weeks, so it’s nice to have finally done a couple of deals.
“They’re both ready to go and will be available for the Cardiff game this weekend.”
Hill moved quickly last week to sign former Sheffield Wednesday striker Marcus Tudgay on loan until January.
And former Owl Tudgay was a key player as the Reds halted a run of four successive league defeats with a battling 1-1 away draw with Bolton Wanderers last weekend.
But Hill was hungry to add “more depth” to his faltering squad to make sure they don’t get dragged into the relegation zone.
“Jonathan Greening has bags of experience and he’s the type of player who safeguard us in midfield because we’ve be susceptible to the counter-attack. Emile is very quick and he’s going to cause defenders problems,.”
Meanwhile, Hill also revealed the club are giving a two-week trial to former player Anderson De Silva.
Brazilian midfielder Anderson, who left Oakwell in 2010, has trained with the squad this week and the ex-Everton playmaker is hoping to earn a permanent contract with the club.