Pittance For Pinnock!

Last updated : 02 July 2019 By Rob Miles

Three members of the meanest defence in the Football League for 2018-2019 and Barnsley's tightest for 42 years have now left the club without kicking a ball following promotion.

Arguably the best of the lot Ethan Pinnock has today made a (potentially) surprising move to Championship rivals Brentford for a fee of around £3m.
Fans have took to social media to vent their anger at the club once again selling one of its prized assets on the relative cheap with co-chairman Paul Conway having to release a statement to say the club's hand was forced due to the fact the 26 year old had less than a year left on his contract and had turned down numerous new offers with Conway also stating that all of the fee received would go straight into Daniel Stendel's transfer budget.
Pinnock arrived from Forest Green Rovers in the summer of 2017 and made 15 appearances in his first season at Oakwell - 12 of which were in the Championship as he made the three division jump from the National League and he scored in back to back games against Reading and Sunderland, earning the Reds four points.
However he was unable to help the club survive the drop but became one of the star players as the Reds bounced straight back from League One, playing every minute of the 46 league games and helping to keep 21 clean sheets and concede just 39 goals - the best record in the Football League and Barnsley's best since 1976-1977.

He now moves back to his native London as Brentford play their last ever season at Griffin Park - with the last ever league game there being against Barnsley in May 2020 with a return to Oakwell pencilled in for the 28th September 2019.