Barnsley: Wilson lands first summer signing

New Barnsley signing Adam Davies
New Barnsley signing Adam Davies

Barnsley boss Danny Wilson has swooped to make his first signing of the summer.

Wilson went back to former club Sheffield Wednesday to sign goalkeeper Adam Davies.

The 21-year-old shot-stopper has signed a two-year deal to play at Oakwell and, if Wilson is successful, will be one of a string of new players recruited by the manager as he rebuilds for life in League One.

Davies was released by Everton in October 2012 – and has been looking for regular football ever since.

“I’m not here to sit and watch, I’m here to give Luke Steele competition over the season and play games.”

Midfielder Stephen Dawson rejected his new two-year deal at the club following relegation from the Championship, while the club withdrew their offer of a new deal to Tomasz Cywka earlier this week.

The club were keen to stress that the Polish winger had taken too long to decide over his new contract.

Midfielder Jacob Mellis has yet to decide on his future having been offered a new deal to stay, while The Star understands that winger Jim O’Brien is set to reject his new two-year deal.

Rotherham are understood to have made enquiries about signing the player.

But Millers boss Steve Evans was quick to pour cold water on any speculation talk this week saying he wasn’t interested in signing the sought-after Scot.

The Star understands O’Brien has attracted interest from a number of other clubs, in the Championship and League One.

However, unless the Reds offer an improved deal, the former Celtic and Motherwell man looks destined to leave after four years at Oakwell.

The Reds have also been linked with a move for former Wigan left-back Stephen Crainey, now out of contract.