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Johnson Pleased to Land Striker Fletcher

7 January 2016

Reds boss Lee Johnson spoke to after landing the loan signing of Ashley Fletcher.

The Manchester United youngster penned a one-month youth loan at Oakwell today, with Johnson saying of the 20-year-old.

"I'm really pleased to bring Ashley in. We are very grateful to Manchester United for entrusting us to develop another one of their future stars in Ashley.

"We are all looking forward to working with him and I'm sure he'll have a positive effect on the team."

Fletcher penned a one-month youth loan at Oakwell today

The Yorkshire-born forward will remain at Oakwell until February 6th and is eligible to play this weekend in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Area Final first leg.

"He's a big target man that brings other players into play and he's definitely got a goal in him," added the Barnsley boss.

"It's his first loan so we'll have to be patient with him but we all hope he'll hit the ground running - starting on Saturday against Fleetwood."

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