Heading into the 2016/17 Championship season, Barnsley signed Tom Bradshaw from Walsall with manager Paul Heckingbottom having been keen on adding some more firepower to his squad.
And with a fairly good goal-scoring record in League 1 during his time at Bescot Stadium, Bradshaw was warmly welcomed by supporters.
great signing id of got him earlier though wanted him to join since 2014 very pleased
— Shaun Cowdell (@S_H_A_U_N_9_8) July 14, 2016
we got our. Main man so let's hope we can be a force to reckon with this season
— rikki walton (@WaltonRikki) July 14, 2016
we've some strike force now your here mate all I can see is goals goals goals
— andy morris (@andythetyke) July 16, 2016
welcome to barnsley mate #COYR
— Steven Anderson (@skanderson1304) July 16, 2016
welcome to Oakwell. What a strike force Bradshaw and winnall. Watch out the championship!!
— andrew norton (@andynorton1976) July 16, 2016
Get it on your bio!!
— (@caitlindenton01) 16 July 2016
Back to Heckingbottom and he, too, was delighted with the capture of Bradshaw who he deemed as an ideal fit for his way of football.
“Tom will fit in well with our playing philosophy,” Heckingbottom told Barnsley’s official club website upon the centre-forward’s arrival.
“We want to play two up front and Tom will add undoubted strength to our strike force. He is a clever player with an eye for goal. I am sure he will become a fans’ favourite.”
In the end, though, as far as goals go, Bradshaw was unable to deliver on all of the expectation that came with his transfer.
During his two full seasons at Oakwell, the 26-year-old failed to hit the sort of figures he was producing in League 1 with the step up to the Championship providing a whole different challenge, though he did put in many tireless performances.
Bradshaw now finds himself playing his football at Millwall following his move to the Den over the summer, but has yet to register in English football’s second division for his new club.