Forward-thinking Adam Hammill sticking around at Barnsley

Barnsley's Adam Hammill.
Barnsley's Adam Hammill.
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IN-FORM winger Adam Hammill has penned a new contract at Barnsley - and will stay at the Oakwell club until next June.

The former Huddersfield Town man, in his second spell with the Reds, had signed a short-term deal last month after linking up with the club.

“We have a great bunch of lads here and I really feel at home.”

Barnsley forward Adam Hammill.

But the 27-year-old has impressed sufficiently to earn improved terms.

Hammill, who left the club for Wolves first time around in 2009, said: “Since coming back I’ve enjoyed every minute and I’ve said all along that I would love to remain here beyond January.

“We have a great bunch of lads here and I really feel at home.”

On Hammill, who has netted six games for the club and who netted in Saturday’s Johnstone Paints Trophy semi-final at Wigan - which the Reds won on penalties - Barnsley head coach Lee Johnson said: “It’s clear that Adam is passionate about this football club.

“He’s committed to the cause and he has proven qualities, so it’s a deal that I’m thrilled to get over the line and we can now plan for the second half of the season with Adam a key part of our squad.

“You only have to look at the way he celebrated his goal on Saturday to see just how big a connection he has with the fans, so I’m sure they’re just as pleased as I am to have him on board for the remainder of the season.”