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Charlton Athletic sign Danny Haynes from Barnsley

Danny Haynes
Haynes scored six goals in 33 games during his year at Barnsley

Charlton Athletic have beaten London rivals Millwall to the signing of Barnsley centre-forward Danny Haynes for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old, who was a target for the Lions, returns to the side where he started his career and has signed an 18-month contract at The Valley.

Addicks manager Chris Powell told the club website: "He's a good player and one with pace.

"He has played on the right during his career, but I see him as a striker."

He added: "We don't have any real out-and-out pace in the side. We are a good side that plays a lot of good football with our movement and passing ability, but most teams have that pace, and it gives us a different option."

The former England Under-19 international, who only joined Barnsley from Bristol City one year ago, has featured 13 times so far this season, last playing for Barnsley on Boxing Day.

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