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Dylan Mottley-Henry Extends Oakwell Stay!

9 December 2016

The Reds attacker will now remain at the Club until the end of the 2017/18 campaign.

Having arrived at the Club in the summer on a six month deal, the exciting winger has earned an extension after some superb performances in Paul Harsley’s Under 23s side this season. 

Dylan left Bradford City in July to team up with the Reds, initially on trial. He had already made a couple of first team appearances for the Bantams and is hoping to make that step up at Oakwell too.

“I’ve travelled with the first team before, we travelled down to Brighton which was a very good experience for me. Hecky had told me that I’d been doing very well in the Under 23s and that I’d get rewards for it so that was really good for me in terms of motivation.

“That is my plan for the rest of the season. It’s going to be very hard to break through but that’s the goal. I’m ready to get on with anything that’s put out in front of me.”

As a young footballer on a short-term contract it’s often difficult with so many players failing to make the grade. Dylan believes the last few months of the unknown were worth it now he’s finally got some security. 

“You can’t ease up” he said. “It’s been a rough five months for me really, a lot of pressure, having just a six month contract. Now I have the 18 months it’s relieved a lot of that really. I can focus now and hopefully crack on now and progress.

“Bobby Hassell has really helped me a lot. I’ve started every week for the 23s until this recent injury cropped up. It’s been really good playing regularly. We had a rough start but since Paul Harsley came in he’s settled us and put a real level head on things and everything is going very well for us now.”

The 19-year-old attacker feels that he is constantly improving his game, learning from the great coaching sessions, especially since Martin Devaney started helping him out with his crossing.

“At the start of the season I don’t think I did too well, my crossing wasn’t on point anyway but now Davvers (Devaney) is here it’s really helped me progress and now my end-product is getting much better.

“It’s all about development. The more I work the more I learn. I’m delighted to have this opportunity to keep progressing at Barnsley.”

Dylan’s extended interview is now available to watch over on Barnsley Player HD.

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