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Town Confirm Barnett Loan
Monday, 19th Nov 2012 15:50

Town have confirmed that Peterborough United striker Tyrone Barnett has joined the Blues on loan until January 19th. The 27-year-old, who will not be eligible to face his parent club at Portman Road on Saturday, had been transfer-listed by Posh after a breach of club discipline.

Barnett, who TWTD revealed was a Blues target when with Crawley last January, was a youth player with West Brom before dropping into non-league with Rushall Olympic, Telford, Willenhall Town and Hednesford. He broke into the Football League with Macclesfield in the summer of 2010.

After 13 goals in 50 starts and one sub appearance in his only season with the Silkmen, the 6ft 3in tall frontman moved on to Crawley for £150,000 the following summer.

Impressive displays for the Red Devils attracted plenty of interest with the likes of Fulham, Wigan and Stoke all reported to be keeping an eye before Christmas. Blackpool agreed a fee approaching £1 million before the deal broke down.

Barnett subsequently joined Posh, initially on loan, for a similar figure in February, signing a deal until 2015. He scored in the Blues' 3-2 victory over Peterborough at Portman Road last season as he netted 19 goals over the campaign, 15 of them for Crawley. This year he has scored just once in nine starts and one substitute appearance.

A week ago, the striker, club captain Gaby Zakuani, Emile Sinclair and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing were all transfer-listed and fined after an incident outside a nightclub in Peterborough city centre in the early hours of last Sunday morning. Zakuani and Sinclair have subsequently been taken off the list and have had their fines quashed.

The move for Barnett is unlikely to be a signal that QPR are planning to recall DJ Campbell with the Loftus Road club unlikely to get permission to draft an additional player into their 25-man Premier League squad despite Andy Johnson and Bobby Zamora suffering injuries.

A number of Championship clubs, including Birmingham, Barnsley and Brighton, were also believed to have been interested in signing the frontman.

The signing takes Town's loan total back to eight, six of those - Barnett, Stephen Henderson, Danny Higginbotham, DJ Campbell, Bilel Mohsni and Bradley Orr - domestic loanees with only five permitted in a matchday squad. The other two loans, Daryl Murphy from Celtic and St Etienne's Guirane N'Daw don't count as they are from clubs in 'foreign' associations.

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StuartBrett8 added 15:56 - Nov 19
Welcome aboard :)

radiohead added 15:56 - Nov 19
Yet another loan signing. How many have we got now ?

We8Norwich added 15:57 - Nov 19
Where does this leave Chopra???

That'll now be 3 loan strikers ahead of him in the starting 11!

NorseBlue added 16:02 - Nov 19
Excellent signing. Finally a big man upfront. Play Moshni in central defence and we may be getting somewhere.

Ipswich24 added 16:02 - Nov 19
I moan about loans but am excited we finally have a powerful forward to lead the line and take over from *iss poor Murphy. We need pace and movement in our side. Lets hope its view to permanent deal

irishtim added 16:02 - Nov 19
Get some goals. Work your socks off. Help out with closing down opposition defenders. Burst a gut & welcome.

tractorblue99 added 16:03 - Nov 19
Murphy replacement?

muhrensleftfoot added 16:03 - Nov 19
I know we're in the mire but my god not another loanee. Let's hope he's going to add a bit of bite to our attack, and then sign permanent terms in january. TBH if PJ had made this loan signing, I know we'd all be moaning. For the first time in 30 years, I think I'll need to buy a program on Saturday so I can check the numbers against the team sheet. Never before has a town side been so poor, so uncommitted, and so unfamiliar. We have to trust MM, but miracles are needed. I wonder if he realised just how bad it really was here before he took the job. I'm sure he does now.....

TownOnTheUp added 16:08 - Nov 19
I don't want to be negative, I really don't, and indeed I hope that he's a success. However, I've heard nothing but bad things about him and his attitude on and off the pitch. Time will tell, of course. COYB.

ITFC4daprem added 16:09 - Nov 19
sounds like a good player but not sure how this will help the fringe players and youngsters,
would prefer to give the youngsters a run out but hopefully he hasn't been signed to replace DJ, In January ship out Chops, on a high wage for a fringe player and bring DJ in
Doubt he can play Saturday

pazelle added 16:12 - Nov 19
Team for Peterboro:

Loanee #1
Loanee #2, Chambers, Loanee #3, Cresswell
Edwards (C), Loanee #4, Nigel Reo-uncommitted-Coker, Loanee #5
Loanee #6, Loanee #7

Hattrick for Loanee #7!

strikalite added 16:19 - Nov 19
I hate to say this but Posh wanted him out, has done nothing this season and I'm waiting for the text messages sometime soon....another Championship level reject, the only straw I'm clutching is the from the game last season at PR where I though he played quite well..

We'll see..

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 16:25 - Nov 19
The Balotelli of the Championship? Hopefully not, and hopefully MM can give him a fresh start. We really do need a big man up front, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a successful DJ / TB partnership.

TractorCam added 16:25 - Nov 19
Not a bad signing, another loan player is a bit annoying but i reckon we could take him in january and will score a fair few

francisb123 added 16:26 - Nov 19
Big powerful striker, anythings better than daryl murphy

kuyski added 16:26 - Nov 19
welcome!actually we need some help of no doubt.

RRanger added 16:29 - Nov 19
Give it a break chaps. He is possibly a superb January signing. OK he's had a falling out at Posh but he was good enough the season before for us and a host of other clubs to want him. He is a 6ft 3 striker ,the right side of 30 and a proven goal scorer. Unless he's a complete prat he is going to be playing his socks off for his career and a possible second chance with a bigger club than Posh. I hope MM plays him next Saturday.

Fatboy added 16:31 - Nov 19
Can he play on Saturday?

BossMan added 16:31 - Nov 19
Don't we need a striker who will be scoring more than 1 goal in 9 if we are to climb the table ?

newyblue93 added 16:35 - Nov 19
I think this is an excellent signing! However I still can't get over the fact that people on here b**ch and moan about wanting improvement, but when it happens, they continue to do so! People loans are the only option at this moment in time!

TR11BLU added 16:36 - Nov 19
I remeber him playing very well 'strikealite' I believe he got their first and scored or made the second?
He has pace and could be just what we need. Would like to see him WITH DJ, not instead of. Hope he doesnt go back to QPR, rumours that Chopra could join his old boss at Sheff Weds, bring it on.

Incublue added 16:42 - Nov 19
hope now with have six domestic loans and can only play five Bilel Mohsni doesn't get the boot.

When Loach is fit i would send Henderson back and give Mohsni a run in the team, can't do any worse than Higginbotham lately!?

Hope he plays Saturday along side DJ.

village_blue added 16:45 - Nov 19
Let's just hope that Henderson's days at PR are up, because if we can only name 5 domestic loanee's Henderson would be number 6 on my list to name in the match day squad.

50yearsablue added 16:48 - Nov 19
Why don't some of you read the article before commenting? He can't play Saturday!!

Lennyboy added 16:49 - Nov 19
I believe this may be a sign of Chopra's last days at Town, and think that come January; this will be one of MM's first permanent signings. I rate him higher tham Chops who hasn't really set the world alight since arriving at PR. MM knows what he has to do and he's doing it, he just needs to get us through to January in not too unsteady situation and then start to assemble his own team. COYB.

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