The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

BARNS­LEY boss Lee John­son is ex­cited about the po­ten­tial im­pact loan sign­ing Lloyd Is­grove can make.

The 22-year-old has made the switch from top-flight Southamp­ton to Oakwell un­til Jan­uary.

Is­grove made his Pre­mier League de­but away to Liver­pool last sea­son and ended the cam­paign play­ing reg­u­lar Cham­pi­onship foot­ball on loan at Sh­effield Wed­nes­day.

So John­son be­lieves he has pulled off some­thing of a coup by bring­ing in the tricky winger, who made his de­but for the Tykes in last week­end’s home de­feat to Fleetwood.

“Lloyd did well against Fleetwood,” said John­son. “He’s only small but he’s tena­cious and pas­sion­ate with some speed and some qual­ity. He was a part of al­most all our good play.

“We needed an­other winger in the ranks. It was good to get him in and we ap­pre­ci­ate that from Southamp­ton. It was good of him to come as well be­cause he was in the Cham­pi­onship last sea­son.

“He was about as ex­pe­ri­enced a winger as we could get and he’s only 22.”

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