Barnsley boss Lee Johnson has added to his defensive options with the signing of Marc Roberts on a three-year deal, the club have confirmed.
Roberts is Barnsley-born and joins from Halifax Town where he had become a real stalwart in the centre of defence for the Shaymen.
After signing a contract which will keep him at Oakwell for the next three-years he spoke to the club’s official website to speak about the move.
He said: ‘I am happy to get it sorted and I can’t wait to get going now.
‘It is a dream come true to play for my hometown club and not it is finally here – I can’t wait to get going.
I have a lot of friends who support the club so naturally I have always looked for their results.’
The commanding central defender has made 93 appearances for Halifax over the last two seasons and actually attracted interest from the Championship.
Roberts continued: ‘The gaffer here is great and I am looking forward to working under him. I had a conversation with him and it tipped it in Barnsley’s favour.
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