BARNSLEY have agreed a new deal to sign Manchester United midfielder Danny Drinkwater on loan, this time until the end of the season.
Drinkwater enjoyed a 16-game loan spell for the Reds having initially joined the club on 23 August until 2 January.
And with skipper Jacob Butterfield out for the season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury, it was understandable Hill swooped to retain the services of the influential Drinkwater, a player well-liked by the club’s supporters.
“Danny fit’s into they type of football we want to play,” Hill told The Star. “He’s a different player to Jacob, but it was important we filled that midfield position. Hopefully we might be able to get a more players in as well.”
Meanwhile, Reds’ striker Ricardo Vaz Te has been nominated for December’s Championship Player of the Month award.
The 26-year-old Portueguse marksman is the Reds’ leading scorer this season with ten goals, eight of which have come in his last eight games.
Vaz Te will find out tomorrow if he has won the award but faces competition from defender Kieran Trippier, the Manchester City ace who starred on loan at Oakwell last season, but who is now on loan at Burnley.
Reading’s Alex Pearce and Middlesbrough’s Nicky Bailey are both in the running for the award.
“It’s great Ricardo has been nominated for this award,” Reds director Don Rowing told The Star. “It’s good for the confidence of the player and great for the club.”