Bird extends Barnsley stay by a year

Date published: Monday 19th June 2017 2:17

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Teenage midfielder Jared Bird has signed a new one year contract with Championship club Barnsley.

The 19-year-old, who is the club’s Under-23 captain, has put pen to paper on a deal until the end of the 2017/18 season.

Tykes coach Paul Harsley told the club’s official website: “Jared led by example throughout last season and did everything we asked of him on and off the pitch.

“He has been rewarded for that with a new deal and I couldn’t be more pleased for him. All the coaches at the club will continue to work with him and hope his progression continues.”

Bird was part of the first-team squad for several Championship matches last season.

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