24 Sep 2010

All White loaned to Barnsley on three-month deal

5:59 am on 24 September 2010

The New Zealand footballer Chris Wood will move from English Premier League side West-Bromwich Albion to Championship side Barnsley after the teenager was signed on loan.

The All Whites striker moves to Oakwell on a three-month emergency deal and follows Scotland's Garry O'Connor after his move from Birmingham City.

The 18-year-old, who has won 13 international caps for New Zealand, first came to England in 2008 when he joined Albion's academy.

He has since gone on make 27 first-team appearances for the Baggies, hitting three goals - but he has featured just twice since Albion returned to the top flight.

Barnsley stand 10th in the Championship table, the division below the Premier League.