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Hammill Made Career Decision

Hammill Made Career Decision

Barnsley`s latest signing, Adam Hammill, has spoken about how he made the choice to leave his hometown club Liverpool in order to progress his career.

The 21 year old winger is currently playing in tonight`s Carling Cup clash with Lincoln City at Sincil Bank, but could have remained at Liverpool for the remaining two years of his contract.

One thing Barnsley can offer the young scouser that Liverpool couldn`t is regular first team football and with Liverpool looking to make a serious push for the Premier League title this season, Hammill would have continued to find his first team opportunities somewhat hard to come by.

Speaking to his new club`s official website, Adam said, 'I've always wanted to play for Liverpool, I've made no secret of that, but I had limited opportunities. I knew I'd have to move if I wanted to play regular football and further my career.'


The winger made a big career choice, leaving one of the most prestigious club`s in the world for perennial Championship strugglers Barnsley but it wasn`t Hammill that held up the transfer proceedings. Barnsley have made no secret of the fact that they have bid for the midfielder but Liverpool kept putting off negotiations, stating that they wanted to take a closer look at him in pre-season.

Simon Davey and the staff at Barnsley have done a great job in convincing Hammill to join Barnsley, but Hammill has stated that he is very happy to be joining Barnsley, citing Simon Davey as a major factor in his decision to snub Leeds Utd and leave his parent club. He told barnsleyfc.co.uk: "I think Simon is a great manager. I think he's going to help me become a better player,"

The club has certainly shown it`s intent to develop young players by scrapping the reserve team and introducing a development squad under the care of Stuart Gibson and hopefully Barnsley can begin to produce much more talent of it`s own soon.






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Writer:gooderzone
Date:Tuesday August 11 2009
Time: 8:40PM

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