We can announce the permanent signing of Jack Shepherd from Pontefract Collieries.
The 21-year-old defender joins the Reds from the West Yorkshire outfit and will link up with our U21s setup at Oakwell.
A left-sided centre-half, Shepherd will immediately begin work on the training ground ahead of the 23/24 campaign.
Bobby Hassell, Academy Manager, said: "Jack joined us on trial at the latter stages of last season, hailing from the non-league team Pontefract. He is a late developer, and his potential was brought to my attention early in the season by the recruitment team. We are grateful to Pontefract's manager, Craig Rouse, for being accommodating and allowing Jack to trial with us.
"Additionally, he has displayed promising qualities when it comes to ball possession and has a good selection of passing attributes. Our club has a successful history of developing players from non-league backgrounds, and we hope that Jack will contribute to that trend. We are excited to work with Jack and see how he can further progress within our setup."
Welcome to Oakwell, Jack!