ADAM Hammill has told The Star that without the help of Barnsley he would have struggled to make the jump to the Premier League.
The former Reds winger clinched a "dream" move to Wolves yesterday and penned an "exciting" three and half year deal for Mick McCarthy's side.
And having signed for an undisclosed six-figure, which is believed to be just over the 500,000 buy-out clause in his original three-year Barnsley contract, Hammill is expected to been named in the Wanderers' squad to face his boyhood club Liverpool at Molineux tomorrow.
"I'm really, excited about playing in the Premier League, it is a dream come true for me," said Hammill.
"Mick (McCarthy] came and watched me a few times and I've really bought into how ambitious he is and what the club want to achieve.
"But playing for Barnsley and developing under Mark Robins and the rest of the staff has been a massive help. It's help me take the next step.
"I spoke to Mark when Wolves first became interested and he's been brilliant. I know he would have loved to have kept me but he congratulated me and said I deserve success because I've earnt it. That means a lot to me.
"I've really enjoyed my time with Barnsley, I've got so many fond memories. But I've got a dream move to the Premier League and I've got to kick on and continue to get better.
"It's fairytale stuff playing Liverpool this weekend. I'll probably start on the bench, but just to get on and play against them would be brilliant. I'm going to be dreaming about playing against them for the next couple of days."
Hammill's departure will undoubtedly leave a big hole at Oakwell, but Reds boss Robins received a welcome boost last night when Bristol City winger Danny Haynes signed a two and a half year deal at the club.
Haynes had a medical at Oakwell earlier this week and negotiations have been ongoing between the club and player as to whether he would join on a permanent or loan deal.
But a permanent deal was finally secured subject to the relevant clearance from the Football League and FA being received in time for the 23-year-old to be cleared to play in tomorrow's home clash with Swansea City.
"It's been brilliant working with Adam and we all wish him the very best going forward, but we've got to move on now," Robins told The Star.
"We've signed Danny subject to the paperwork being completed. "I first saw him playing for Ipswich and he impressed me there. Hopefully the paperwork comes through in time for Saturday."
And Robins is also hopeful of extending Wolves loan left back Matt Hill's deal until the end of the season. Hill is due to play his last game for the Reds against the Swans.
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