One Year Today Since Wembley Way

Last updated : 29 May 2017 By Rob Miles (BarnsleyBoy)

..........however it is likely that only three (if not less) of those who were in the matchday squad on the 29th May 2016 will still be at the club when the 2017-2018 season kicks off.

TykesMad has a look at their careers in the past 12 months.


Adam Davies Barnsley career: Appearances: 124 Goals: 0 Clean Sheets: 41

Arguably the only player guaranteed to still be at Oakwell next season as he has just signed a new two year contract, prior to the Wembley showpiece he had kept 24 league shut outs and has now nearly doubled that tally. The former Sheffield Wednesday trainee has not missed a game since the 31st October 2015, making 89 consecutive appearances, the longest unbroken run for any Barnsley player since David Watson in 1997 who made 99 in a row.

Marc Roberts Barnsley career:  Appearances: 85 Goals: 5

One player Barnsley supporters are worried about losing, the club captain has grown in stature and performance since arriving from non-league Halifax in the summer of 2015.

George Williams Barnsley career:  Appearances: 27 Goals: 1

A surprise departure last summer, many were sceptical when the full back arrived from Worcester City and he spent the first half of the 2015-2016 season on loan at Barrow but when he came back to Oakwell Williams cemented his place in the side and his only goal was one of the most important in the season- the 90th minute winner against Peterborough in April which took The Reds to within goal difference of the play-offs. However he surprisingly left after Wembley glory, dropped back to League One to make 42 appearances for MK Dons and was named Player of the Year and Players Player of the Year for 2016-2017.

Post Barnsley: MK Dons (July 2016 – present)

Alfie Mawson Barnsley career:  Appearances: 106 Goals: 9

Skipper of the Wembley side and make a fantastic start to life in the Championship, scoring twice in the first three league games which earned him a £5m move to Swansea- a record sale for Barnsley. After a rocky start in the Premier League, Mawson became a key cog for Paul Clement’s side as they managed to avoid relegation by four points.

Post Barnsley: Swansea (August 2016 – present)

Josh Scowen Barnsley career:  Appearances: 108 Goals: 12

Technically still a Barnsley player but has turned down the offer of a new contract and looks set to leave. Made 40 league appearances in the Championship.

Conor Hourihane Barnsley career: Appearances: 135 Goals: 31

The man who took the armband when Mawson left was an inspiration for Barnsley at the higher level – he was arguably better in the Championship than League One – and his performances earned a move to Aston Villa. Signed off in superb fashion by scoring a stunning free-kick winner against Leeds in his farewell match.

Post Barnsley: Aston Villa (January 2017 – present)

Josh Brownhill Barnsley career:  Appearances: 27 Goals: 3

The Preston loanee proved more than an able replacement in Barnsley’s League One midfield when Ben Pearson’s loan from Manchester United ended (who ironically then signed for Preston) but despite hope of a permanent move to Oakwell, Brownhill opted to join former Reds boss Lee Johnson at Bristol City.

Post Barnsley: Bristol City (June 2016 – present)

Adam Hammill Barnsley career:  Appearances: 158 Goals: 25

Almost become Mr Barnsley as his return for a third spell at the club is seen as the catalyst from rising from the bottom of League One (they were 22nd when he signed on the 9th November 2015) and despite playing a lesser role in the Championship – plus the fact a broken toe ended his season at the start of April – his love for the club shines through.

Lloyd Isgrove Barnsley career:  Appearances: 36 Goals: 1

His only goal for the club was the most important of the season, the clincher at Wembley. Many Reds fans hoped he would return at some point in 2016-2017 but has remained at parent club Southampton despite not breaking into Claude Puel’s side. His only appearances since returning were for their Under 23 outfit in the Checkatrade Trophy but he could not make it back to the final, despite scoring in a tie against Reading’s youngsters.

Post Barnsley: Southampton U23s (November 2016 – present)

Sam Winnall Barnsley career: Appearances: 116 Goals: 48

After scoring 24 goals to fire Barnsley to the Championship he took to the higher level like a duck to water, netting 11 times before the turn of the year. This run though ensured his love from the fans turned sour as he joined Sheffield Wednesday when the transfer window opened and scored in a 1-1 draw at Oakwell – so far one of only three goals he has netted for the Owls.

Post Barnsley: Sheffield Wednesday (January 2017 – present)

Ashley Fletcher Barnsley career:  Appearances: 27 Goals: 8

A perfect foil for Winnall after arriving on loan from Manchester United in January 2016 and had a knack of scoring important goals – including the equaliser against Fleetwood in the Johnstones Paint Trophy Northern Final first leg on his debut, the goal that gave Barnsley the lead in the final against Oxford and the opening goal in the Play-Off final against Millwall. Again though his time at Oakwell was short-lived and after impressing so well in League One he was signed by Premier League side West Ham. However he has struggled to break into Slaven Billic’s side making just two league starts however his one and only goal came against his former side Man Utd at Old Trafford.

Post Barnsley: West Ham (July 2016 – present)

Wembley Substitutes: 

Nick Townsend Barnsley career:  Appearances: 10 Goals: 0 Clean Sheets: 1

The ultimate substitute at Oakwell, Townsend has not appeared for the club since a 2-0 defeat at Scunthorpe in October 2015 that left the Reds inside the League One relegation zone in 22nd place. He has however been an unused substitute for all the 89 league and cup matches The Reds have played since, winning two trophies and rising 33 places up the league ladder.

Lewin Nyatanga Barnsley career:  Appearances: 114 Goals: 10

Another unused Wembley sub whose last outing in a Barnsley shirt came in 2015. He played the full 90 minutes of the 2-0 home defeat to Wigan in December 15, which precipitated a seven match winning run – indeed after this game, Barnsley would lose only three more league games that season, rising from 21st to 6th. The former Welsh international who has featured for Barnsley in four spells starting back in 2007, spent the entire 2016-2017 campaign at Northampton and is to be released this summer when his contract expires.

Aidan White Barnsley career: Appearances: 32 Goals: 0

Played the full 90 minutes in the JPT Wembley triumph but an unused substitute for the Play-Off showpiece. Injuries have hampered him throughout 2016-2017 and his last appearance was against former side Rotherham in January. Released this summer.

Jak McCourt Barnsley career:  Appearances: 2 Goals: 0

Signed from Leicester City in the January 2016 transfer window but made only two substitute appearances (11 minutes in the final day 4-1 win at Wigan and 20 mnutes in the 3-1 play-off win at Walsall) although was a very focal point of all the celebrations! Released at the end of 2015-2016 and teamed up with Nyatanga at Northampton.

Post Barnsley: Northampton (June 2016 – present)

Marley Watkins Barnsley career:  Appearances: 87 Goals: 18

A broken jaw sustained in a 2-1 win over Oldham in April meant Watkins missed the run-in of 2015-2016 but was declared fit to make the bench at Wembley- coming on as an 85th minute replacement for Isgrove when the game was won. More important in the Championship however, scoring 10 goals in 45 appearances but is now set to join Norwich City after rejecting a new two year deal at Oakwell.

Harry Chapman Barnsley career:  Appearances: 14 Goals: 1

Arrived on loan from Middlesbrough in February 2016 with a big reputation which was further enhanced with a superb solo goal in a 3-1 win at Walsall in March. However he failed to make much of an impact after this and 11 of his 14 appearances came via the bench- but he failed to enter the field at Wembley.

Post Barnsley: Sheffield United loan (August 2016 – present)

Ivan Toney Barnsley career:  Appearances: 20 Goals: 2

Arrived on loan from Newcastle after a proflic spell at Northampton but struggled to really make an impact. Both his goals were scored back to back- the second in a 2-2 JPT draw at Wigan which saw The Reds progress via a penalty shootout and then the winner in a 3-2 league success at Colchester in December 2015. He returned to the North East in January but returned to Oakwell in March and appeared in all of the final 13 matches including a nine minute cameo at Wembley.

Post Barnsley: Shrewsbury loan (August 2016 – January 2017) Scunthorpe loan (January 2017 – May 2017)