The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

BARNS­LEY’S new loan sign­ing Michael Smith is ea­ger to kick-start his ca­reer at Oak­well af­ter seal­ing a move from Swin­don on dead­line day.

Af­ter a num­ber of sea­sons spent out on loan with a se­ries of dif­fer­ent clubs, Smith is keen to make his move to the Tykes a per­ma­nent one in Jan­uary.

And the 23-year-old striker ad­mit­ted that man­ager Lee John­son’s vi­sion for the club was a deal-breaker.

“He thinks he can take me to the next level,” said Smith.

“We were sit­ting watch­ing clips and he was telling me what I was good at and what I needed to im­prove, which is what I liked.”

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