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Club Statement: Development Squad (Player Update)

12 May 2016

Barnsley Football Club can confirm the release of the following players from Oakwell:

Brad Abbott, George Maris, Ben Drennan and Bailey Gooda.

The Club would like to thank the above for their services and wish them the best of luck in their future careers.


The Club has taken up the option to extend the contracts of Jack Cowgill and Callum Evans for a further year, extending their stay at Oakwell until at least the summer of 2017. Jack has proven a mainstay for the Under 21s in the heart of defence this campaign after graduating from the Club’s Academy. Since coming back from a serious and long term injury, Callum has been outstanding in his Under-21 performances.

Defender George Smith has been offered a 12-month extension to his current contract following his excellent progress in the first team, which has included 25 appearances for the Reds and a successful loan period at Crawley Town.


Meanwhile, the Club can confirm discussions are currently ongoing with first-team players whose contracts are set to expire in the summer and we will keep supporters updated on all definitive news.


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