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Image: Mallik Wilks settles into life at Barnsley after switch from Leeds United



Mallik Wilks has posted a photo of himself with his new Barnsley teammates on social media, for the first time since his move from Leeds United.

The 20-year-old winger completed his transfer to Oakwell last week, signing a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

Wilks scored 16 goals and provided twelve assists while on loan at Doncaster Rovers last season, helping Grant McCann’s side reach the League One play-off semi-finals.

The forward had been strongly linked with a reunion with McCann at his new club Hull City, but decided to sign for Barnsley instead.

Wilks posted a photo on his personal Instagram account of himself alongside his new Barnsley teammates Alex Mowatt and Cauley Woodrow in the gym at the club’s pre-season training camp in Nice.

The forward added a caption saying: “The boys”, alongside the ‘Sunglasses’ emoji.

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The boys ????

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Wilks came through the academy at Leeds but only made one senior appearance for the club.

The Verdict

Wilks could be a great signing for Barnsley. He was outstanding for Doncaster in League One last season and I think he’s more than capable of making an impact in the Championship.

He probably wasn’t going to get much of a chance in the first team at Leeds next season, so it makes sense for him to leave the club and he will be determined to prove that he is good enough to succeed at this level.

Wilks appears to have settled into his new club well and all the forward can do now is continue to work hard during pre-season training, in the hope that he can impress head coach Daniel Stendel.

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