Tykes: Barnsley boss shuts door on transfer window buys

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BARNSLEY boss Keith Hill has told The Star that the club will not be making any new signings before the transfer window shuts at 11pm next Wednesday.

Hill has signed seven players fully and three on long-term loan deals but limited finance means that the loan market would be the only way forward for now.

“I wouldn’t be doing my job if I wasn’t looking at players; I’m always looking to recruit,” said Hill, who this week signed Manchester United youngster Danny Drinkwater and Middlesbrough’s Cameron Park on loan.

“But for the moment we won’t be signing anyone else. Absolutely none. I’ve got two good loan signings in this week and I’m happy with the squad we’ve got. There’s plenty of quality there, but we just haven’t gone the money to be going out buying new players.

“There are teams out there who are shopping in Harrods and Selfridges.

“But we’ve not even been shopping at Selfridges. You can shop at Tesco, Aldi or wherever you want. I’m not afraid of shopping at Aldi because you can get a lot of quality there.

“I think that’s one of the reasons we’ve been brought into this club: we’ve got a proven track record of being successful on a limited budget and bringing players through from the lower divisions.

“That’s one of the challenges for me and Flicker [David Flitcroft]. There are a lot of bargains to be had and we’ll give the players time to prove themselves.”

“It’s going to take time for some of the new players to settle in this division, but we wouldn’t have bought them if we thought they couldn’t.

“You’ve got to have at least 10-15 games to start showing what you can do. So far there’s been too much pressure on the players. The supporters need to be patient and buy into what we’re trying to do.

“We won last Saturday, but there’s plenty we can improve on. It’s a building process and a project we’re really getting our teeth into.”