Ferenczi Reveals Delight

Last updated : 11 June 2007 By Rob Miles (barnsley Boy)

Reds striker Istvan Ferenczi has declared his delight at his first season in England.

Hungarian International Ferenczi was a surprise £250,000 capture from MTK Budapest in January and was a total unknown in England.

But he soon hit the headlines by grabbing 6 goals in his first 7 seven starts including vital strikes to earn 3 points against Hull City and Stoke City.

Although he failed to score in the next 8 games, his work-rate has made him a firm favourite with the Oakwell faithful.

He told origo.hu.

"In January I got an unexpected possibility from England and I think I had a good half-year,"

"I had a superb start as I scored six goals in my first nine games and three meant victory for Barnsley, who were in the relegation zone at that time.

"Then one of my team-mates (Daniel Nardiello) had a good run in the last games of the season, so we managed to stay in the Championship.

"I'm having a great time in Barnsley - 220,000 people live in the town and there are some great cities around too, such as Sheffield, Manchester and Leeds.

"I like being here in England and I've two years left on my contract, but you never know what the future brings."

Despite Ferenczi's impressive half a season in the Championship, he isnt confident of a recall to the Hungarian national side, despite his compatriot Peter Rajczi earning a place after coming to Oakwell on loan.

Ferenczi who has scored 2goals in 8 international appearnces continued:

"The national coach of Hungary watched our game against Plymouth when plenty of Hungarians were playing - we won 4-2 with the help of my goal.

"I didn't get a call-up, so I don't think I will be capped in the near future.

"It's a fantastic feeling when an English fan waves a Hungarian flag. I see five or six each game in our stadium."

Ferenczi may not be getting international recognisition but if he takes last season's form into the new season it wont be long before bigger clubs take a look.