Adam Davies has issued the following statement to Reds supporters.
I have loved every second of my time at Barnsley Football Club and I am sad to announce that it is coming to an end as I will be exploring other options available to me this summer. This has not been an easy decision for me as I have enjoyed the best years of my career so far at Oakwell.
Winning two promotions and the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy is something I will never forget. People often ask me which was better, which team was better, what did I prefer, well the answer is that I loved all of it and it has been an honour to lift trophies in the name of the club and work with some unbelievable players along the way.
I’ve got a few managers to thank during my time, all have had different ideas of how the team and I can play or what is best for me, and that has helped me learn many new styles, so I am thankful to every single coach that has been through the club. I want to send a special mention to John Vaughan, Goalkeeping coach, who worked so hard with me to help me become a better player.
To the fans - we’ve had our ups and downs but the loyalty you’ve shown the club has always been superb. There has been some really special moments and there is truly no better feeling than hearing you celebrate and also when you sing my name. We’ve made some class memories together and I wish you nothing but the best going forward.
Finally, I want to thank the people that the fans never really see. On the football side there are people working day in, day out to try and make the team better, organise anything and everything they can for us to have an easy day training or to learn something about the opposition. As well as on the football side, there is the office side too that work just as hard to ensure things are done, we’re all given the help we need and these people work tirelessly for the players and the club as a whole. Thank you from myself and from all the players that have ever been here.
I think my main thank you to Barnsley Football Club is that this place has honestly helped me to grow so much as a footballer but more importantly as a man. It has been an honour to be your captain and I wish the club nothing but success going forward. I feel now we’ve worked so hard to get back into the Championship that this club can progress again, you’ll forever be in my heart.
Thank you for everything. I hope I’m still ‘alright nah!’
Barnsley Football Club thank Adam for his fantastic service over five years at the club and wish him well at Stoke City.