BARNSLEY: Reds boss Keith Hill bides time in hunt for new signings

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KEITH Hill remains happy to bide his time as the pursuit of new Barnsley blood starts tentatively to gain momentum.

The Reds boss has already been linked with a number of potential targets this summer since the back end of last season closed with a fourth-from-bottom Championship finish.

However, transfer dealings can take time, as Hill admits.

He said: “It’s still quiet, but there are a number of irons in the fire.

“Something may develop on the transfer front this week. I’m looking hard for all sorts of players, including those with Championship experience.

“We have cast our net far and wide, and will look abroad if need be, while we are also developing our own players.

“Our Academy is beginning to bear fruit. There is no panic, certainly not on my account. You have to remember that it is very much a cat and mouse game you have to play with players’ agents these days.

“I am determined to bring in the kind of players who will please our supporters, and get them wanting to come to games to watch them perform in the red shirt of Barnsley.

“I am a driven football man, and what drives me at Barnsley is to be successful.”

Barnsley’s popular club chaplain Peter Amos is heading off to climb Africa’s highest peak – Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. He is aiming to raise money for an ME charity.