Kay Joins Tranmere

Last updated : 29 June 2007 By Rob Miles (barnsley Boy)

Darfield born defender Antony Kay has today signed a two year deal at League One side Tranmere Rovers after his release from Oakwell.

Kay was released after a falling out with boss Simon Davey over a drinking curfew and has now teamed up with ex red Chris Shuker who joined Tranmere last summer after a contract wrangle with Chairman Gordon Shepherd.

Kay made his debut in 2000 as a midfielder after coming through the club youth ranks but was moved into defence by Gudjon Thordarson where he flourished and was named Player of the Year for 2003-2004.

Kay played a key role in helping The Reds win promotion from League One and scored the final Barnsley penalty in the Play-Off Final Shootout win over Swansea.

In total Antony made 196 appearances for the club scoring 12 goals. He was also sent off 4 times.

Tranmere manager Ronnie Moore told Tranmere's Official Website:

Antony is a quality defender who has great experience in the Championship.

"He's versatile and with the size of squad we have it's vital to have a player like Antony. He's comfortable on the ball and a strong defender.

"I've tried my hardest to sign him this summer and I'm delighted we managed to get him to join Tranmere in the face of competition from numerous Clubs."