Hill excited by Mellis deal
Barnsley manager Keith Hill believes new signing Jacob Mellis has the ability to take the Championship by storm.
The former England Under-19 international began his career at Sheffield United before making a £1million move to Chelsea in June 2007. He was released in March after setting off a smoke grenade at the club's training ground.
The 21-year-old midfielder spent time on loan with Barnsley at the start of 2011 and made 15 appearances for the club, scoring two goals. Mellis becomes Hill's second summer signing and has penned a two-year deal.
"I'm really pleased to have got Jacob. He's a quality player and I am really looking forward to working with him. We're both on the same page as to what is to be expected and demanded from him," said the Barnsley boss.
"I can't think of a better talented player to recruit in the interest of bringing success to the football club."