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Aapo Halme speaks out as Barnsley are forced to settle for a point v Wigan Athletic

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Barnsley remain without a win since the opening day of the season, as they held on to take a point against Wigan Athletic. 

In an evenly-contested game, both sides were forced to settle for a point, despite Barnsley having Ben Williams sent off late on.

Aapo Halme was making his league debut on the day, and put in an impressive performance that he’ll be keen to build on heading into the international break.

Halme took to Instagram following the draw, and was seemingly was pleased with his team’s showing on the day.

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Great fight from everyone today💪Happy for my first league start and clean sheet. Big thanks to the travelling fans for the support.🔴⚪️

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Halme joined Barnsley from Leeds United over the summer on a permanent deal, which certainly took some supporters by surprise.

The youngster featured for the Leeds first-team last season, and many would have thought that Halme would have been a strong enough option to call upon when needed by Marcelo Bielsa.

But it was clear to see that Halme wants regular game time, and he didn’t think he would be getting it with the Whites this term, so a move to Barnsley was completed relatively quickly.

It was a strong performance from Halme and his Barnsley team-mates against Wigan, and they’ll be hoping to pick up a win when they’re next in action.

Daniel Stendel’s side take on Halme’s former club, Leeds United at Oakwell after the international break, where the defender will be looking to show Bielsa what he’s missing out on this season.

The Verdict: 

I think he’s going to be a key player for Daniel Stendel’s side this season.

I was surprised that Leeds were willing to let him leave the club permanently over the summer, as I think Halme is a player with a bright future ahead of him.

If he can build on the clean sheet he kept on his debut this weekend, then Leeds will surely regret letting him move on to Barnsley.

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