Vital Football

Latest Barnsley FC News

Edwards Joins Fleetwood

Edwards Joins Fleetwood

Barnsley central defender Rob Edwards has joined league two side Fleetwood Town on a one month loan deal, subject to confirmation from the football league.

The 29 year old has been out with injury this season and will be hoping to gain some match fitness during this loan spell. He is yet to make an appearance this season and has only made 18 in total since his arrival from Blackpool.

Edwards joins former red Jon Parkin at Fleetwood.

Edwards has struggled to establish himself in the reds starting line up since he came to the club. Injuries have played their part but it is clear he is not a first choice option for boss Keith Hill.

I agree with Hill that if everyone was fit and available he wouldn`t be a starter for me either.

However with Foster missing against Peterborough the other week we were badly exposed at centre half. I do think it may have been better to keep him at the club for the time being as an option as its slim pickings in the centre back area at the moment.

Hopefully the international break will give Foster time to recover and McNulty the opportunity to come back. Wiseman has done a good job filling in with Foster by his side but him and Cranie together were exposed badly, particularly in the air.

If Foster, McNulty and Wiseman are all available for selection come the next game then I think the decision to loan him out will have been a good one but at the moment I do worry about the options we have after the last few games.

Maybe the move is even more of shrewd one from Keith Hill and he is sending him out on loan to a lower division team during the international break to gain some match fitness and with a 24 hour recall clause?



Join The Vital Debate

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Vital Tyke
Date:Wednesday October 10 2012
Time: 1:26PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Barnsley Articles

Match Day Officials v Wigan (8/5/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Wigan Athletic this weekend.

Fletcher In Team Of The Week (4/5/16)

Barnsley are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

Barnsley Know Play Off Dates (4/5/16)

The Football League have now confirmed the schedule for the Play Off's this season.

A Vital Challenge - Ben Nevis To Face The Fear

Vitalfootball.co.uk co-owner Jonathan Fear is pushing himself to the limit in order to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis.

Archived Vital Barnsley Articles

Vital Barnsley articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Barnsley
Write For Vital Barnsley
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Colchester MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Davies2%
Scowen0%
Roberts9%
Mawson0%
G Williams0%
Isgrove0%
Brownhill0%
Hourihane0%
Hammill0%
Fletcher80%
Winnall0%
Sub - Chapman0%
Sub - Tuton9%
Sub - Toney0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Wigan 45 24 15 6 87 40
2 Burton 45 25 9 11 84 20
3 Walsall 45 23 12 10 81 17
4 Millwall 45 23 9 13 78 23
5 Bradford 45 22 11 12 77 13
6 Barnsley 45 21 8 16 71 13
7 Scunthorpe 45 20 11 14 71 11
8 Gillingham 45 19 12 14 69 16
9 Coventry 45 18 12 15 66 16
10 Sheff Utd 45 18 12 15 66 7
11 Rochdale 45 18 12 15 66 6
12 Port Vale 45 18 11 16 65 3
13 Peterborough 45 18 6 21 60 5
14 Southend 45 16 11 18 59 -5
15 Bury 45 15 12 18 57 -18
16 Swindon 45 15 11 19 56 -10
17 Oldham 45 12 18 15 54 -12
18 Chesterfield 45 15 8 22 53 -10
19 Shrewsbury 45 13 11 21 50 -18
20 Fleetwood 45 11 15 19 48 -6
21 Blackpool 45 12 10 23 46 -19
22 Doncaster 45 11 12 22 45 -16
R Colchester 45 9 13 23 40 -41
R Crewe 45 7 13 25 34 -35
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Barnsley Results (view all)

Barnsley Fixtures (view all)

May 8 2016 12:30PM : Wigan Athletic (a)
Sky Bet League One