Worksop’s Matty Templeton delighted to sign new Barnsley deal

Matty Templeton in action for Barnsley
Matty Templeton in action for Barnsley

Worksop teenager Matty Templeton has signed a contract extension to remain at Barnsley until the summer of 2017, with a club-option of a further year.

The 19-year-old has impressed Oakwell officials for the under-21s this season and was rewarded with his first senior appearance in the Capital One Cup in August.

His third appearance - a home league debut to Blackpool - was certainly the most memorable as he swept home a sweet strike to secure three points in stoppage time at Oakwell.

“I’m really pleased to extend my stay here and just want to keep working hard,” Midfielder Templeton told Barnsley’s official club website.

“I’m enjoying my training and my football as there are some great coaches here. I’m grateful to everyone in the Academy and the gaffer for helping me so far.

“To make my home debut and score was a dream come true. I’m determined to work hard and make more memories like my home debut.”

Barnsley head coach Lee Johnson added: “I’m really happy for Matty and he knows that the hard work starts now. He has some standout attributes and I’m delighted he has chosen to continue his development with us.”