Nuneaton Town’s talented youngster Sam Lomax has been signed by Championship club Barnsley.

Lomax, an 18-year-old goalkeeper, was wanted by a number of Football League clubs this week, but a deal was agreed which saw him head to Oakwell.

Nuneaton Town academy boss Liam O’Neill said: “I am delighted for the lad. I know it sounds cliché, but it could not have happened to a nicer guy.”

“Sam is a talented young keeper and he is someone we invested a lot of time in. He was being watched by a lot of clubs, but Barnsley were the ones that had the best deal for the club and also the player.”

“I wish him all the best with the move.”

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