Robins expects Hammill will go

BARNSLEY boss Mark Robins has admitted for the first time he believes star winger Adam Hammill has made his mind up to leave the club.

And the Reds now face a waiting game to see if the eight goal man will make his exit during the January transfer window.

Robins said: “I don’t think there is any chance of keeping Adam.

“But it’s out of my hands.

“If he does move, then so be it and we’ll look to do something different.

“However we’ll hope that he sees sense and he stays with us.

“There has been interest from one or two clubs, but that’s out of my control now.

“If he decides to leave and a club come up with the right money I guess he will go and speak to them.”

Hammill is believed to have a £500,000 buy out clause in his contract which expires in August 2012 and figures of around £1m have been mentioned if he were to leave Oakwell.

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy was at Oakwell on Monday to watch Barnsley beat Coventry 2-1 and is believed to be keen on the sought after winger.

There is also rumoured interest from Premier League clubs Blackpool, West Ham and Bolton while Championship sides Leeds and Nottingham Forest have also been linked.

Hammill himself has insisted he does not want to leave the club and stressed a full season at Barnsley would be best for his development.