Barnsley: Two in, one out for Reds

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Defender Tom Kennedy left Barnsley today while the club signed TWO new players.

Kennedy had one year remaining on his two-year contract, but the former Bury and Rochdale full-back accepted a compensation package with the club and left with mutual consent.

And within a few hours of the deal being done Reds’ boss Danny Wilson swooped to strengthen his squad with the signings of Hull City left-back Joe Dudgeon, on an initial one month loan deal, as well as one-year permanent deal for Watford midfielder Reece Brown.

Brown’s deal also had the option of a further year to stay at Oakwell, as he became Wilson’s eighth new signing of the summer.

And with Northern Ireland under 21 international Dudgeon having come in as a like-for-like replacement for Kennedy, Wilson now has NINE new players ahead of the Reds’ opening game at home to Crawley Town next Saturday 9th August.

Meanwhile, The Star understands the Reds did have a bid for Coventry City winger Carl Baker accepted, but personal terms could not be agreed with the player.