Hill tips duo to blossom

Barnsley FC
Barnsley FC
Have your say

BARNSLEY boss Keith Hill is confident his new loan signings Danny Drinkwater and Cameron Park will be welcome additions to his squad.

Manchester United midfielder Drinkwater, 21, has joined the Reds until 2nd January, while 19-year-old Middlesbrough winger Park has signed on loan until the 26th November.

And with Miles Addison, Nathan Doyle, Reuben Noble-Lazarus and Ricardo Vaz Te all currently out injured, the arrival of Drinkwater and Park could not have come at a better time for the Oakwell outfit.

“It was looking a little bit precarious on Saturday because we were down to 14 outfield players and Andy Gray probably wasn’t fit enough to play,” Hill told The Star.

“So to have gone to Reading and beaten them was a great win for us. It was a confidence-booster.

“But we’ve got quite a few injuries at the moments so I felt it was a good time to bring in a couple of loan players.

“Danny’s got Championship experience and he’s a got a lot quality. He’s a midfielder who can play in a few different positions. He’s dynamic.

“I’ve known about him for a while and initially I made a call to Sir Alex Alex Ferguson to see if he was available. It’s great to have managed to recruit Danny, he’s a young player with a lot of ability.

“And the same goes for Cameron, he’s a quality young player. I spoke to [Middlesbrough manager] Tony Mowbray about him and he’s a big part of their future, but he was happy for him to come out on loan.

“He’s had limited opportunities so Tony was happy to let him come out and get some experience. I’m sure the change of scenery will do him good. He can play anywhere across the midfield, so this a good opportunity for him for more progression.”

Drinkwater, who has represented England Under-18s and 19s, impressed in loan spells with Cardiff City and Watford last season.