Icelander To Add To Foreign Legion?

Last updated : 18 October 2007 By Rob Miles (barnsley Boy)

Reds boss Simon Davey could be set to add to his foreign legion at Oakwell after taking ex Leeds United midfielder- Icelandic international Gylfi Einarsson on trial.

Einarsson, who has 10 Iceland caps (his last coming back in October 2005) was released by Leeds United this summer after their relegation to League One. He made 25 appearance for the Whites after making his debut on New Years Day 2005, scoring 1 goal, in a 1-0 win at our weekend opponents Burnley in 2004-2005.

He also came on as a sub when The Reds beat Leeds 3-2 at Oakwell last season.

Davey told

"We have Icelandic international Gylfi Einarsson training with us at the moment and it is an arrangement that suits both parties well. Gylfi was paid up by Leeds United at the end of last season and still lives in the area. He has a place to train and keep fit while we can have a look at him and see what he can do".

Meanwhile Davey has said he would love to manage Barnsley for the next 20 years!!

He said he was flattered by Owner Patrick Cryne's comment that he would eventually managed at a higher level but reiterated his job at Barnsley was far from done.

He told

"It was nice to read about what Patrick (Cryne) had to say about me to the Supporters Trust the other week. It is always a boost to have a complement from the Board like that. They took a lot of stick for appointing me a year ago but hopefully the performances and results we have achieved have rewarded the faith they put in me last year.

"I want to continue my work here and make sure we keep improving. It was nice to hear that but I am here to do a job and that is nowhere near finished. We have to keep improving as a team and establish ourselves in the Championship. That is what I want to do.

"It is a great honour for me to manage Barnsley Football Club. I love this Club and would love to be its manager for the next 20 years. I am very happy here - everything is rosy and long may that continue."

Three points on Saturday against Burnley would do very nicely too Simon!

Gylfi Einarsson