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22 June 2022

Fresh from signing his two-year deal at Oakwell, our brand new centre back spoke about his delight at becoming a Barnsley player and looked at the season ahead.

An Oxford-born central defender, Robbie Cundy signed for the Reds on Wednesday afternoon having turned down contract offers elsewhere to become Michael Duff's latest addition to his squad for the 22/23 campaign.

His arrival put an end to three years with Bristol City, with whom he featured for regularly at the back end of last season, but where he was never previously given the extended run that he now desires here at Oakwell. 

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22 June 2022

The 6'2" defender told us: "It had been in the pipeline for a while, so I'm delighted that it's finally over the line and I can't wait to get started.

"The stadium, the facilities are lovely, I've played here at Oakwell before and when I spoke to the CEO he sold the club to me, his ambition and his plans, I just wanted to be a part of it. 

"It's about getting game-time for me now, at my age, so hopefully I get that and we can get this club back to where it belongs, which is the Championship."

A no-nonsense centre half, Cundy is known for his strong ability in the air but feels he's got much more to his game than that, and is looking forward to working under his new head coach, and showing the Reds supporters what he's all about.

"First and foremost, I'm a defender," he explained. "So I'm going to win my headers, win my tackles. But I like to play out when I can and that's something I hope we can do a little bit this season.

"I had two years in non-league, and that toughened me up as a centre half. I feel privileged to be where I am today, but I don't forget where I came from.

"Today is a special day for me, to sign for Barnsley and I can't wait to get going now."

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