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Barnsley sign Gray from Charlton

Andy Gray
Gray started his career with Leeds

Barnsley have completed the signing of Charlton striker Andy Gray for an undisclosed fee.

The 31-year-old is set to make his debut for the club in Saturday's game at Leicester.

Barnsley manager Simon Davey told the club's website: "It has taken a while to complete (the deal) through no fault of ours.

"But all that is finished and Andy is now in the squad and we cannot wait to begin working with him."

Barnsley's offer for Gray was accepted last month and personal terms were agreed with the player, who has also played for nine other clubs during his career including Burnley, Sundeerland and Sheffield United.

But the Tykes had to wait to complete the deal because Charlton were in discussions about a takeover and operating under a transfer embargo.

Davey is now hoping Gray's arrival can give the team a lift following back-to-back home defeats by Coventry and Preston which left them at the foot of the table.

"Andy is a proven striker at Championship level and will bring a lot of experience and hopefully goals to compliment the forward players we have at the club already," added Davey.

Meanwhile, Icelandic international Emil Hallfredsson has finally been granted a work permit to play for Barnsley under a season-long loan deal with Italian club Reggina, but they are still awaiting clearance for Jamaican midfielder O'Neill Thompson, who is moving to Oakwell from Norwegian side Notodden FK.



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