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Winnall leaves Scunthorpe for Barnsley

Scunthorpe United forward Sam Winnall has signed for recently relegated Barnsley for an undisclosed fee.

The former Wolves man bagged 23 goals in 49 games for the Iron, topping the scoring charts as the team won promotion from League Two.

Barnsley sign former Rangers striker

Barnsley have signed former Tamworth and Rangers striker Kane Hemmings on a one-year deal.

The 23-year-old spent five years at the former Scottish giants and boasts European experience having played in a Champions League qualifier game for them.

He spent last season at Cowdenbeath in the Scottish Championship and scored 24 times in 39 appearances.

'Sad day' as Barnsley bow out of Championship

Dejected: Danny Wilson Credit: PA

Barnsley manager Danny Wilson said it was a sad day for everyone connected with the football club after the reds eight year stay in the Championship came to an end.

Barnsley had to win at Middlesbrough to give themselves any chance of pulling off another great escape after flirting with relegation for several seasons.But they were beaten 3-1 at the Riverside and join Yeovil in league One next season.

Doncaster Rovers are also in deep trouble after their 3-1 defeat at home to reading yesterday. Rovers sit just one point above the third relegation spot and face a difficult final game away at the champions Leicester City.

Scunthorpe United though are celebrating today after their promotion to League One - in spite of losing 2-0 at Exeter City. That was the Iron's first defeat in 29 games. They could be joined in League One by Chesterfield who will win promotion if they beat Burton Albion today.

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O'Brien out for season

Barnsley will be without Jim O'Brien at Watford after the midfielder suffered a season-ending knee injury at home to Leicester in midweek.

Jim O'Brien will play no further part this season Credit: Press Association

Central defenders Peter Ramage and Martin Cranie were both forced out of Tuesday night's match with hamstring injuries and are set to miss out again.

Long-term absentee Bobby Hassell (calf) is still struggling and Ryan McLaughlin, (hamstring) is not ready to return following a hamstring problem.

O'Brien back for Barnsley

Barnsley midfielder Jim O'Brien is expected to return for Barnsley against Nottingham Forrest after missing last week's 5-0 defeat at Huddersfield through illness.

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Norwegian striker Marcus Pedersen misses out after sustaining a knock on international duty, while Paddy McCourt (Northern Ireland) and Brek Shea (United States) are expected to return unscathed.

Tomasz Cywka hopes to return to the squad after missing out last week, while fellow midfielder Martin Woods and defender Jean-Yves Mvoto are pushing for recalls.

Barnsley football club apologise for 'heated exchanges' between players and fans

Barnsley football club have issued an apology after heated exchanges between their players and fans following their 5-0 defeat against Huddersfield at the weekend.

An investigation was launched after midfielder Stephen Dawson and winger Brek Shea responded to a section of angry fans at the John Smith's Stadium on Saturday.

Barnsley fell to the bottom of the Sky Bet Championship table after suffering their biggest defeat of the season and Dawson became embroiled in a row with a fan while Shea is alleged to have made an offensive hand gesture.

A statement by the club said: " As a club, we do not condone any provocative actions from any of its employees and would like to further apologise for any offence caused.

Stephen Dawson has apologised unreservedly for his actions and will be making a substantial donation to Barnsley Hospice by way of an apology.

In relation to an alleged incident concerning Brek Shea the matter is currently under investigation and a further statement will be made upon Brek's return from international duty.

Barnsley Football Club would like to apologise unreservedly for any offence caused and assure supporters such actions will not be repeated."

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