BARNSLEY FC: Reds move on after missing out on Norwood

19 November 2011.....  Barnsley v Doncaster Rovers'Tykes Jacob Butterfield
19 November 2011..... Barnsley v Doncaster Rovers'Tykes Jacob Butterfield
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BARNSLEY boss Keith Hill has confirmed that he is targeting at least two more signings despite missing out on Manchester United’s Oliver Norwood.

Huddersfield Town completed the signing of Norwood yesterday. The Terriers agreed a compensation fee with United for the 21-year-old Northern Ireland international midfielder, who has signed a three-year contract at the Galpharm Stadium.

Norwood had spent the second half of last season on loan at Coventry, who were keen to keep hold of him, but opted for Huddersfield ahead of the Sky Blues and Yorkshire rivals Barnsley, who had also agreed to meet United’s compensation fee.

Midfielder Jacob Butterfield has yet to sign a new contract, and is rumoured to have attracted attention from several Premier League clubs. But as yet the Reds have had no official bid. Hill had to shuffle his pack last season with Butterfield sidelined after winning an England Under 21 call following his impressive start to the season.

“But what we can’t afford to do is lose four influential players like we did last season and have to use the loan market in January.

“I’d like to have the right size squad before then to counter injuries, suspensions and fitness, which allows us to rotate the team.”