BARNSLEY beat other clubs to the signature of Crystal Palace defender Peter Ramage on a season-long loan.

The former Newcastle and QPR defender, who can operate at right-back and centre-half, has European and Premier League experience.

The 29-year-old signed a new, two-year deal with the Eagles this May after helping Ian Holloway’s side back to the Premier League with 40 Championship appearances.

Born on Tyneside, Ramage started out with Newcastle United and made 69 appearances before a 2008 move to QPR.

What do you think, Reds fans? A much-needed defender has arrived, are you happy with the signing? Have your say below.