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Duo Join Development Squad!

12 July 2016

Barnsley Football Club is delighted to announce the signings of promising youngsters Elliot Kebbie and Dylan Mottley-Henry who will link up with the Development Squad.

Elliot, a 21-year-old full back, joins the Club on a 6 month deal after the Reds beat off competition from a host of Championship clubs for his services.

A product of Leeds United's academy, in his youth Elliot attracted the attention of some of the world's biggest clubs and spent time with Spanish giants Barcelona and Atletico Madrid before moving back to England.

Head of Academy Recruitment Bobby Hassell commented, "Elliot is a very talented player; he's a modern day full back who likes to get forward with great pace and power. I believe he has all the attributes to push for a place in the first team." 

Dylan Mottley-Henry also joins the Reds on a 6 month deal after recently leaving Bradford City where, despite being just 18-years-old, had already broken into the senior squad making two first team appearances. The wide-man made his debut for the Bantams against Preston North End in April 2015 followed by a substitute appearance against Peterborough United back in September.

Dylan has recently been on trial at the Club and put in a solid performance in the first 45 minutes of our opening pre-season friendly against Stalybridge Celtic on Saturday. 

Dylan has already made a big impression in training by surpassing the likes of Marc Roberts and Kayden Jackson in the pre-season sprinting and fitness tests, becoming the current fastest player at the Club. Both Marc and Kayden are looking to get their crown back as the squad compete to top the testing tables over the next few weeks of pre-season training!

Bobby Hassell commented, "Dylan has unbelievable pace while also being very athletic; he’s been able to slot straight in and train with the first team this past week. He also played 45 minutes against Stalybridge and showed fantastic potential. He fits the DNA of what the first team are looking for and I believe we have a top prospect on our hands."

The duo will now join up with the Development Squad ahead of the start of 2016/17 season.

We are asking all you Reds fans out there to put your questions to Elliot and Dylan as part of our ‘Getting To Know…’ series, which will appear on Barnsley Player HD! Want to put a question to our two latest recruits? Tweet your questions to @bfc_offical and use the two hashtag's #AskElliot and #AskDylan.

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