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Scotland Signs New Barnsley Deal
Thursday, 16th May 2013 11:17

Former Blue Jason Scotland has signed a new one-year deal with Barnsley. The 34-year-old, whose six goals in six league starts and 12 sub appearances helped the Tykes to avoid the drop into League One, left Town by mutual consent in January and joined Barnsley on a short-term contract later that month.

Manager David Flitcroft is delighted that the Trinidadian will remain at Oakwell next season: “Jason has enthusiasm, energy and desire. He is a fantastic person who wants to help support the younger players in the squad and pass on his superb knowledge about the game.

“Everyone who watches Jason knows about his goalscoring abilities, but it is also the other side of him that really excites me because this is a player who has tremendous experience, know-how and drive that will benefit everyone.

"It's great to have Jason signed and I am hopeful we can follow this up with others in the coming weeks."

In March, Blues boss Mick McCarthy admitted that he might have made an error by allowing Scotland to move on and join one of Town’s then-relegation rivals.

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nthstd added 11:29 - May 16
Always liked him. Maybe if our midfield had had a more creative element he would have been even better for us.

allezlesbleus added 12:38 - May 16
Nice one Jason

I always thought that you should have been kept and introduced as a sub. It is a shame that Chopra didn't learn anything from you about how to behave and conduct yourself.

TractorBeezer added 13:07 - May 16
Well done deserve a contract. Just don't score against us!

lucytown added 15:46 - May 16
Well done Jason - we should not have let you go

intercept12 added 15:50 - May 16
Consumate professional footballer and role model.
Don't know if it's an age thing, but he never got into any bother on social media…never complained about being on the bench, just did what was asked of him.
For those reasons, he will always be highly regarded by many ITFC fans.

Tractorog added 16:14 - May 16
The positive comments on this page say it all. Shame he mostly played under the previous two managers. His signing by Barnsley was undoubtedly what saved them last year. I can understand why he was sold, but at one stage it looked like it might have cost us our position in this division. A solid pro (in lots of meanings of the word solid J).

ITFCMarcus00 added 17:36 - May 16
Such a great talent! When he was here his work rate and effort couldn't be faulted. He deserves his new contract!

Keaneish added 18:50 - May 16
Deserves it.

Talbs77 added 20:41 - May 16
Got to take hat off to him, theres no doubt if he hadn't signed they would have gone down.

Always liked him in a town shirt, always looked like he had a goal in him with his direct play.

I was pleased they stayed up as they were excellent at PR near the end of the season and we wee lucky to get a point. Flitcroft did a magnificent job.

exeterblu added 03:09 - May 17
Well played Jason. Always looked like a goal scorer, and scored some wonderful goals whilst here -but alas, not quite enough. To be fair though., he was always played as a deep lying strike here, whilst Barnsley play him as an out and out goal scorer...

Well done Jason - consummate pro , respected and appreciated by the Blue Army :)

gypo added 07:48 - May 17
Gutted when we got rid of him would have liked to have seen him alongside our 1st summer signing mcgoldrick.

h32 added 19:27 - May 17
..... good on you Jason - shame you didn't sign for us long before you did, I'm sure you would have qualified for the 'Hall of Legends' had you done so.

Keep hitting the back of the net in 2013/14 - much respect from us all.

Lower_North added 20:24 - May 17
Under rated under used

Anyone remember that Palace away goal last season...

tractorboyz82 added 17:52 - May 18
Should have kept him I'd take him any day over chops or McLean.

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