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Thompson poised to join Barnsley

O'Neil Thompson
Thompson is a current member of the Reggae Boyz squad

Barnsley are set to sign Jamaican international O'Neil Thompson from Norwegian side Notodden FK.

An undisclosed fee has been agreed and the 25-year-old defensive midfielder is now awaiting a work permit.

"He will be a great addition to what we are trying to build at this football club," manager Simon Davey told the Barnsley website.

"He is a player with great stature, composure and presence on the pitch and will bring a lot to our squad."

The decision to sign Thompson, who stands 6ft 4ins tall, follows a successful trial at Oakwell.

And he will join international team-mate Jamal Campbell-Ryce in the Barnsley squad.


Barnsley opened the new Championship season by coming from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

The club are also hoping to sign Liverpool midfielder Adam Hammill and seal a season-long loan deal for Icelandic midfielder Emil Hallfredsson, who plays for Italian club Reggina.

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