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The 6 oldest players to ever play for Barnsley – Did you know this?



It promises to be a rather nervy end to the season for Barnsley supporters, as the Tykes look to cling onto their Sky Bet Championship status.

The Tykes took League One by storm under Daniel Stendel last season, but they have found it tough to adapt to life back in the second tier after a short absence.

Despite initial optimism when Gerhard Struber took over, the Austrian has struggled to properly steer the ship at Oakwell ahead of the final nine games of the season, whenever they may be played.

Can you name these 13 hidden ex-Barnsley players?

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There is a real threat of relegation back down to League One, as they continue to sit rock bottom of the table and seven points adrift of safety.

Whilst Barnsley have many impressive young players in the squad, the likes of Jacob Brown and Conor Chaplin to name just a couple, you feel that they lack real experience and an much older figure in their squad.

These sort of players have been there and done it in the division and know what it takes to avoid the drop, but you’d argue that they don’t really have that in their squad.

On the topic of age, we have decided to take a look at the six oldest players ever to play for Barnsley – were you aware of any?

6) Geoff Thomas

Thomas made 38 appearances for Barnsley during a two-year stay at Oakwell before joining Notts County in 2001.

The former Barnsley midfielder played for the club aged 36 years and 23 days old in a 4-1 defeat to Birmingham in 2000.

5) Martin Taylor

Taylor was a fantastic servant for Wycombe during a six-year stay at Adams Park before joining Barnsley on loan in 2003.

The goalkeeper played for Barnsley aged 36 years, four months and three days old in a 2-1 defeat to Peterborough United.

4) Peter Shirtliff

Shirtliff was a centre-half born and bred in Barnsley, playing over 50 times for the club between 1995 and 1997.

At the age of 36 years and seven months old, he featured in a 4-1 defeat to Southampton in 1997.

3) Rory Delap

Delap is widely known for his time at Stoke and is still part of the coaching team at the bet365 Stadium, but played for the Tykes on loan in 2013.

The experienced midfielder is Barnsley’s third oldest player of all time, featuring at the age of 36 years and eight months old.

2) Keith Curle

At number two is Keith Curle, who played for the likes of Manchester City before going into management.

At the age of 38 years and 10 months old back in 2002, he featured in a 4-1 defeat to Bristol City at Oakwell.

1)Mike Pollitt

Coming in at number one is experienced goalkeeper Mike Pollitt.

The shot-stopper played for several clubs over the course of his lengthy career, and joined Barnsley on loan from Wigan in 2013.

He played only twice in the league, featuring at the age of 41 in a 3-2 defeat to Nottingham Forest

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