Barnsley have made Max Watters their first signing of the January transfer window.

The 23-year-old striker has joined Barnsley on loan for the rest of the season from Cardiff City.

The Londoner began his career with non-league clubs Thurrock, Barking and Ashford United before signing for League One Doncaster Rovers in 2018.

He made six substitute appearances in two years, with several loans back to non-league clubs. After being released by Doncaster, he signed for League Two Crawley and netted 16 goals in 19 appearances before moving to Cardiff for a reported £1million in January 2021.

Watters has played 22 games for the Welsh club, netting once, but scored seven in 14 on loan to League One MK Dons in the first half of last season, despite starting only eight.

He has played 11 Championship games this season – eight from the start – without scoring. But he has not played since November 5 just before the sacking of Steve Morison who was replaced by Mark Hudson.