Barnsley have signed Matt Mills following his release from Nottingham Forest as confirmed by the club website.

Earlier today, Nottingham Forest decided to release Mills as they completely revamped the squad on transfer deadline day. He had been in and out of the first team during the season as he had made 15 appearances for Forest with his last game for the club coming in the 1-0 loss to Aston Villa. And with that game done and Forest bringing in more players so that they can push up the Sky bet Championship table, Mills no longer had a place and was released.

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But it took very little time for Mills to find a new club as he has signed for Barnsley after penning a deal that will keep him there until the end of the season. The Tykes are currently fighting to make sure they don’t end up getting relegated to Sky Bet League One and with club captain Angus MacDonald heading to Hull City, they had a gap in the centre of their defence. And so the Tykes were happy to snap up a veteran defender who will be able to fill in that gap.

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Mills had been contracted to Southampton and Manchester City before finally making his big breakthrough into first team football at Doncaster Rovers. He would then play for the likes of Reading, Leicester City and Bolton Wanderers before signing for Nottingham Forest in 2015. He had been a regular in their defence but struggled to get into the first team as of late and will now ply his trade for Barnsley.

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