THE Reds' new-look side kick off their League One campaign against Crawley Town on Saturday.

In total, 21 players have left the club since the club's final game of their eight-year Championship stay against QPR in May.

Last season's 15-goal striker Chris O'Grady was perhaps the highest profile departure, the talisman leaving for Brighton after seeing interest from both Charlton and Sheffield United. 

Luke Steele, the Reds' long-serving goalkeeper, left for Greek giants Panathinaikos, with only a handful of senior players such as Dale Jennings, Jean-Yves M'voto, Martin Cranie and Danny Rose surviving the cull. 

However, manager Danny Wilson has been actively bringing in replacements, including proven goalscorers - albeit at lower league level - in the form of Sam Winnall and Kane Hemmings.

Winnall, 23, helped Scunthorpe United to promotion last term, contributing 23 goals to the Irons' tally. Young, eager and a genuine threat, he could be the one to fill O'Grady's shoes.

Hemmings, 22, spent five years at Rangers before bagging 24 goals for Cowdenbeath last term.

Talented midfielders such as Conor Hourihane, James Bailey, Keith Treacy and Luke Berry have also joined to bolster the Reds' midfield, as well as two keepers in the form of two-time loanee Ross Turnbull and youngster Adam Davies.

Ex-Manchester United academy graduate Reece Brown, 22, has also joined, inspired by Wilson's youth-led project, whose team has an average age of just 21.

Youngsters have also been urged to show their quality. Jack Cowgill, Brad Abbott, George Maris, Rhys Oates, Dominic McHale, Paul Digby, Nana Boakye-Yiadom, James Bree and George Smith have all signed professional deals and will hope to feature.

"I've been really impressed with the attitude and ability of the new signings," Wilson said. "They seem to have hit it off as a group and are getting on very well.

"The fans have embraced what we're trying to do, too. I can see there's real positivity out there."

Chief executive Ben Mansford added: "Hopefully the ‘Made in Barnsley’ dynamic will resonate with fans. It's definitely what got Danny promoted to the Premier League, with an academy and group that lived in the locality. 

"We can give the town what it deserves and the supporters what they want in terms of a group who will give absolutely everything for Barnsley." 

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