Barnsley have made centre-back Robbie Cundy their third signing of the summer transfer window.
The 25-year-old joins the Reds for free, on a two-deal deal, having turned down a new deal to stay at Championship club Bristol City.
Cundy spent time at Aston Villa and Oxford United as a youngster before spells in non-league with Gloucester and Bath.
He joined Bristol City in 2019 and was loaned to Exeter, Torquay, Cambridge and Gillingham – suffering a serious knee injury with the latter which kept him out for year.
The tall defender finally broke into the Robins team earlier this year, making 14 Championship appearances including in a 2-0 loss at Oakwell in March.
Cundy follows goalkeeper Jamie Searle and midfielder Luca Connell who joined the Reds late last week.
Cundy told the club website: “I’m delighted to be here. It’s been in the pipeline for a few weeks now. I’m happy to get it over the line and I can’t wait to get started.
“First and foremost, I’m a defender. I’m going to win my headers. I like to play out when I can and hopefully, we can do that this season.”
Barnsley chief executive, Khaled El-Ahmad added: “We are happy that we have secured Robbie’s services, despite interest from other clubs. Robbie brings Championship experience with him and provides us with another option in the defensive positions. He has proven in the past that he can overcome adversity and will add leadership qualities to the group. We wish him the best of luck in his time here at Oakwell.”
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