Play-Off Hero Back At Oakwell!

Last updated : 02 July 2017 By Alastair Limb (tykesmad)

Barnsley have re-signed former loanee Lloyd Isgrove, a year since he last played for the club, on a three-year deal.

He rejoins the Reds after his release from Southampton at the end of his contract and follows his ex-Saints teammate Jason McCarthy in making the move to South Yorkshire this summer.

Signed by Lee Johnson on loan from St. Mary's while the Reds were in the middle of a horrendous run of form, which saw them drop to the bottom of League One in November 2015, Isgrove went on to become an instrumental member of Paul Heckingbottom's Johnstones Paint Trophy and play-off final winning squad.

His 76th minute header in the play-off final was the goal which sealed the Reds promotion back to the Championship after a 3-1 win over Millwall, which completed an incredible turnaround after propping up the division six months earlier.

He told iFollow Barnsley:

“I’m delighted to be back. I’ve been away for a year, so I am really happy to be back and I am looking forward to starting again. It’s been mad, I think I’ve had at least one tweet a day over the last year from the fans! I am happy to be back and I’m sure they will be pleased as well. Now I need to get back out on the training field, meet all the new lads and we can attack this season and continue to progress the Club forward.”

He joins Stevie Mallan, Jason McCarthy, Liam Lindsay, Cameron McGeehan, Ethan Pinnock and Zeki Fryers as new signings for the Reds this summer, with more to come. 

The squad will fly to Hungary for a pre-season training camp ahead of the first friendly on July 11th at Guiseley.