THE Reds have signed Norway striker Marcus Pedersen on a season-long loan deal from Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem.

The 23-year-old has won two senior caps for his country and led the line at this summer's European Under-21 Championships, starting in Norway's 3-1 victory over England.

Barnsley manager David Flitcroft has been open about wanting to add to his striking options in recent weeks.

"First and foremost I am a striker, I like to get in the box and attack the ball and I like to score goals," Pedersen said.

"I always try to improve my scoring ratio and hopefully I'll be able to do that here at Barnsley."