THE Reds have announced the permanent signing of Chris O’Grady.
The former Sheffield Wednesday striker made a huge impression on the Oakwell fans and the team in the second half of last season, making 16 appearances and scoring six goals including crucial strikes against Derby, Hull and Huddersfield at the very end of the season.
The 27-year-old signed a two-year contract that will see him stay at Oakwell until the summer of 2015.
"It’s been a bit of a journey from the end of last season to get to this point, but I'm delighted to have signed and I’m looking forward to pre-season training," he said.
"The signing this week of Dale Jennings and myself shows the club are doing the right things and looking to give this season a good push.
"I’m looking to continue where I left off last season and get goals. I’ll set some short-term targets, attain them and then set some more.
"Last season I was determined to give everything from the first minute and happily the fans here took to me and that spurred me on to do well for them.
"We know what we can do if we perform and if we can repeat our form of 2013 then we can achieve what we want to."