Barnsley have snapped up Keith Treacy after the midfielder was released by Premier League new boys Burnley.

The club’s official website announced that the Republic of Ireland international has signed a two-year deal at Oakwell as the Tykes look to get back into the Championship at the first time of asking.

Treacy featured 31 times for Burnley last season scoring two goals and helped the club achieve promotion to the top flight but was released after his contract came to an end.

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The 25-year-old has previously played for Preston North End and Blackburn Rovers and told Barnsley’s official website that he was happy to be joining.

“I’m delighted. The clock was ticking down to the start of the season. I was wanting to get back onto the pitch and back to playing football again and Barnsley have given me the opportunity to do that and I am delighted to be here.

“When I was talking to Danny Wilson he laid out where he wanted to take the Club and I was happy to come and be a part of that. Hopefully we will be able to get out of League One as soon as possible.

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“I’m an old school winger. I like to get the ball and run at people and get crosses into the box.

“I watched the game against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday and I was impressed with the lads. I’m sure we will all be doing what we can to get Barnsley back into the Championship.”

Barnsley start their League One campaign on Saturday against Crawley Town.

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