Experienced defender arrives at Oakwell on a permanent deal.
Barnsley Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of 31-year-old defender Matt Mills on a contract until the end of the 2017/18 campaign.
A 6ft 3’ central defender, Mills has a huge amount of footballing knowledge on his CV having played multiple times in the Premier League as well as the Sky Bet Championship. A career which began in 2003 as a trainee at Southampton, Mills has racked up over 400 senior appearances in professional football, bringing a vast amount of experience to Paul Heckingbottom’s defensive areas.
His height, power and knowledge of the game has allowed Mills to become a regular threat in attacking areas as well. The defender can boast nearly 30 goals to his name, making him a huge threat to the opposition in aerial duals at both ends of the pitch.
Throughout his career, Mills has shown his leadership skills both on and off the pitch by being awarded the captaincy on multiple occasions with former clubs. This has prompted to the Reds to go out and secure the signing of a player who will bring a different perspective and knowledge of the game to the youngest squad in the English Football League.