James To Skip To Robins Beatt

Barnsley boss Mark Robins could be set for an ambitious loan move for Stoke City striker James Beattie! The former Sheffield United man has fallen out of favour at the Britannia Stadium after a bust up with manager Tony Pulis and the Potters want him out either on loan or permanently.

This, according to the Daily Mirror, could pave the way for Barnsley to make their move. Beattie was settled in South Yorkshire after making a £4m move to Bramall Lane in 2007, but after a blistering time at the Blades where he netted 34 times in 60 starts, the lure of the Premier League proved too much and he moved to Stoke for £6m in January 2009. He has scored 10 times in 29 starts for Stoke but hasn’t started a league game since December.

32 year old Beattie has a pretty decent record against Barnsley after netting both times at Oakwell in that infamous Hume/Morgan game in 2008.

Daily Mirror reports:

Ambitious Barnsley boss Mark Robins is trying to sign James Beattie on loan from Stoke City to end the striker’s on-going feud with Tony Pulis.

Robins has been given the finance to take the forward of the season and hopes to get permission to speak to him about the move shortly.

Beattie was a big hit in the Championship with Sheffield United before going back to the top flight with the Potters and Robins thinks he could spark a promotion push.

Barnsley have money for a ‘star’ signing and are relying on Stoke boss Pulis being unable to find a buyer for Beattie.

 

James Beattie (Stoke) Information
Date of birth
Monday, 27th February 1978
Height
6.1
Place of birth
Lancaster, England
Weight
12.0
Nationality
England
Position
Forward
Comments
 
Squad No.
9
Recent Career History By Club (1999 onwards)
Team
Debut Apps (+ sub) Goals Yellows Reds

17 Jan 2009 29 (11) 10 2 0
11 Aug 2007 60 (5) 34 4 0
08 Jan 2005 58 (28) 15 9 1
  160 (31) 70 19 0
Recent Career History By Season (1999 onwards)
Season
First App. Apps (+ sub) Goals Yellows Reds

15 Aug 2009 13 (11) 3 1 0
30 Aug 2008 38 (2) 19 3 0
11 Aug 2007 38 (3) 22 2 0
19 Aug 2006 16 (19) 2 4 0
09 Aug 2005 33 (5) 11 3 0
21 Aug 2004 20 (4) 5 2 1
16 Aug 2003 37 (5) 17 4 0
17 Aug 2002 44 (3) 24 8 0
18 Aug 2001 27 (4) 14 3 0
19 Aug 2000 33 (8) 12 4 0
21 Sep 1999 8 (11) 0 0 0
Appearances 307 (+ 75 as sub); Goals 129; Yellow cards 34; Red cards 1