Davey seals de Silva deal

BARNSLEY have secured Everton's Anderson de Silva for a second spell on loan.

Tuesday, 25th September 2007, 11:05 am

The player was set to sign a new temporary contract today.

"I've spoken to Everton, I've spoken to the player and the agent, everything is in place," manager Simon Davey confirmed.

The Brazilian went back to Goodison yesterday after his one-month loan expired at the weekend.

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De Silva, aged 25, has started all five of his games for Barnsley since his debut in the home win over Plymouth Argyle last month, and has helped the club climb to seventh in the table.

Rob Kozluk is being tipped to return to the Barnsley side against Cardiff City on Saturday.

Davey has earmarked the former Sheffield United full back as the replacement for suspended Dominik Werling.

Left-back Werling was red-carded at Southampton for two bookings and sits out Saturday. Kozluk was ruled out of that game with a groin injury.

Grant McCann, Barnsley's two-goal hero on Saturday, has won his way into the Championship team of the week.

Millwall have asked about taking Barnsley midfielder Dwayne Mattis on loan. For personal reasons he will not leave Oakwell.

Grimsby have completed the signing of former Barnsley striker Nathan Jarman.

The 21-year-old linked up with the Mariners in the summer and has now been given a month's contract.

"He's worked tremendously hard and has been given a month to see how he does.

"We can assess him properly now," manager Alan Buckley said.

Jarman made 19 appearances for Barnsley, mainly as a substitute, before being released at the end of last season.

n Meanwhile, Rotherham United defender Ian Sharps will move back into contention for Saturday if he comes through today's reserve team match against Grimsby.

Defender Sharps has been out of action since September 4 with a hamstring injury and is in the starting line-up for this afternoon Pontin's League clash, which kicks-off at 2pm.

But on-loan centre-back Ryan Cresswell may have to wait for his first taste of Rotherham United action.

He has a nerve problem in his back and was being checked over this morning

Sheffield United's Cresswell, aged 19, was on the bench on Saturday at Millmoor and not used.

On-loan striker Bruce Dyer was under treatment today for a thigh strain.

Saturday's League Two draw with Notts County brought Peter Holmes his first goal for the club.

Manager Mark Robins reflected: "A positive is that we didn't get beaten, did start off quite brightly, and got a good goal, but by the end you're pulling your hair out."

"They ended up dictating to us for long periods of the game. We've got to be braver than that. They've stuck three up front but we're at home and we were a bit frightened of coming out."