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Tyrone Barnett signs for Blues

7 January 2016

Shrewsbury striker joins Southend United in loan deal

Southend United are delighted to announce the signing of Tyrone Barnett from Shrewsbury Town on loan until the end of the season.

The striker comes in to add some firepower to the Blues attack giving wealthy competition to Noel Hunt, David Mooney and Jason Williams up front.

Phil Brown was clearly pleased with his signing “I’ve been chasing him for a while, he’s a player that brings pace and power to the attack.


“It’s not quite worked out for him at Shrewsbury but I’m confident he’ll be a success here.”

Barnett has made 27 appearances for the Shrews during the 2015/16 season, one of which came against Southend at Roots Hall in September, where the away side came away with a 1-0 victory.

The striker has scored six times this season for Shrewsbury, and prior to that, he has enjoyed successful spells at Peterborough United, Crawley Town and Macclesfield Town.

“I was aware that the club was interested in me previously, but I’ve always been a fan of Phil Brown.” Barnett added.

“I spoke to the manager a couple of days ago, and he’s told me his plans.

“I followed the club obviously through playing in the same league, together the aspirations are getting in the play-offs, and hopefully getting promoted.

“People seem to label me as a target man but I like to hold the ball up, get in the box, and hopefully get on the end of crosses."

Barnett began his career at West Bromwich Albion, before moving to Macclesfield in 2010. The striker scored 13 times in 45 league games while at The Moss Rose, capturing the attention of Football League new boys, Crawley Town in the summer of 2011.

In 2012, the 6ft 3in forward was announced as Peterborough’s club record signing, moving to Posh in excess of £1million from Crawley; where had bagged an impressive 15 goals in 33 games before making the move.

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