BARNSLEY manager David Flitcroft has expressed his relief at securing some of last season's star performers on longer deals.

"I was worried at times that we wouldn't get them all signed up," the 39-year-old said. "I'm absolutely delighted that it's now happened."

Last week saw out-of-contract Tomasz Cywka, Bobby Hassell, Martin Cranie and Luke Steele sign their deals after the club brought in Dale Jennings, Chris O'Grady and Christian Dibble.

Now in Spain on pre-season training, Flitcroft's happy with the club's recruitment drive and has said they have gone away with no pressure to sign anyone.

"We've got the footballs out and the quality on show is fantastic," he added.