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Barnsleyhave completed the signing of Kenny Dougall on a two year deal, as per reports. The club made Dougall the first signing of this summer having tracked the player for a long time.

Dougall repaid the investment in him by scoring two minutes into his first ever game. He featured in Barnsley’s final preseason fixture and was on the scorer’s sheet. The Australian said it was a longtime dream to play for the Reds as he grew up watching English football. He said as a kid growing up in Australia, the English leagues were popular.

The player is hoping he can help the side win as many games a possible and help them achieve their aim of promotion. He knows that the aim of any relegated side is to go back up. Dougall would need to live up to expectations, having been brought to fill the slot following the exit of Gary Gardner and Joe Williams, who returned to their employers after a loan spell.

Dougall is expected to contribute in an attacking style that seeks to regain possession as soon as it is lost. He has already started well at Oakwell, scoring with his second touch in the team shirt. He says his job isn’t to primarily score goals but then the goals help the team. He has his medicals on Thursday, his first training session the next day, and then played in the final preseason game, scoring his first goal for the club.

The club is happy to have Dougall but they are also at the risk of losing their striker Tom Bradshaw to Ipswich Town. Millwall and Ipswich are looking to lure the player in the final year of his contract. Other Championship sides are also reportedly interested in the attacker.

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