Barnsley have made a second signing in as many days, bringing in midfielder Luca Connell on a three-year deal.

The 21-year-old started at Bolton Wanderers, making ten Championship appearances as a teenager.

The Liverpool-born Republic of Ireland under 21 international then moved to Scottish giants Celtic but did not play for them in three years.

The left-footed central midfielder played 42 games for Scottish third tier side Queen's Park on loan, scoring ten goals.

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He has been let go by Celtic and joins for free.

Luca the club website: “I’m over the moon to finally get it done.

“Over the years there’s been some speculation about it happening, but I’m finally here and I’m happy to be a Barnsley player.

“My agent is from Barnsley, so he’s told me about the history of the club. He brought (Conor) Hourihane and [Kieran] Tripper to the club, so there’s high standards. I just know that we need to bounce back to get this club back where it belongs.”

Barnsley signed goalkeeper Jamie Searle yesterday.