Barnsley FC name former Huddersfield Town striker Martin Paterson as Michael Duff's new assistant coach

Former Huddersfield Town striker Martin Paterson has been named as Barnsley coach Michael Duff's new assistant.

Paterson and Duff were promotion-winning team-mates at Burnley in 2008.

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NEW FACE: Barnsley assistant coach Martin Paterson in training

“I know this club very well, having played against Barnsley many times in my playing career," said the former Northern Ireland international.

“It’s great to team up with Michael Duff again. As soon as I got the call to join him, to come to such a good club like this, there was no hesitation. I just want to assist the gaffer, to support him and hopefully together we can all get this club back to where it ought to be.”

The Red were relegated to League One at the end of last season.

Paterson scored 57 league goals in a career which started at Stoke City, and saw him make a £1m move to Turf Moor. He left Burnley for Huddersfield on a free transfer in 2013, and scored six goals in 17 starts and 12 substitute appearances for the Terriers. He won 22 international caps.

“We are pleased to have Martin join our first-team coaching staff here at Oakwell," said chief executive Khaled El-Ahmad.

“Martin has a great knowledge of the English game and provides great energy to the players, and also set-piece knowledge. He has had having fantastic experiences of playing and coaching in the States where he will have also been exposed to different ways of playing."