Robins relishes O`Brien return

30 August 2010 02:30
Winger Jim O'Brien is expected to play a major role for Barnsley this season after making his debut in the weekend win over Middlesbrough. The 22-year-old Scot, who has been sidelined with a thigh injury since arriving from Motherwell in the summer, made his first appearance for the Tykes stepping off the substitutes' bench for the final 30 minutes on Saturday. Robins said: "It was great to get Jim O'Brien involved. The way he performs and runs at defenders with or without the ball. "He gives us a different attacking dimension and I'm delighted to get him back out on the pitch." O'Brien, a former Celtic trainee, was named in the Scottish PFA's team of the year after impressing in his final season with Motherwell.

Source: PA