League One transfer latest: Barnsley make third signing as Doncaster lose Brown

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Barnsley are aiming to return to the Championship at the first attempt under Danny Wilson, and have already added goalkeeper Adam Davies and forward Kane Hemmings. The Tykes made their third signing of the summer today, snapping up Plymouth Argyle midfielder Conor Hourihane. The former Ipswich man has signed a three year deal after the two sides agreed an undisclosed fee, and the 23-year-old spoke highly of Barnsley.

"I really loved my time at Plymouth, but when something like this comes up you can't turn it down," Hourihane told BBC Radio Sheffield."Barnsley were really keen on signing me, and putting that kind of faith in me that was a real confidence boost for me.

"I didn't want to leave a good club like Plymouth just to play in League One, I wanted to come to a club that have ambitions to go places," added Hourihane. "I want to be here and achieve things, and promotion is the main aim."

Walsall agreed a deal to sign former Derby County and Doncaster Rovers full back James O'Connor this weekend, and manager Dean Smith has been busy in the transfer market again with the addition of Shrewsbury Town striker Tom Bradshaw for an undisclosed fee. The 21-year-old returns to League One having been relegated with the Shrews, and Smith has lauded the signing.

"Tom Bradshaw is a player that has always caught my eye whenever he has played against us at various levels, or I have watched him," said Smith. "I am delighted that we have been able to agree this deal with Shrewsbury."

Whilst plenty of teams are making additions to their side this summer, Doncaster have lost one of their players today as striker Chris Brown has left the Keepmoat Stadium to join Blackburn Rovers. Former Preston and Sunderland man Brown, 29, said he couldn't turn down a move to Gary Bowyer's side, but thanked Doncaster in the process.

"I heard about the interest and I wanted to get it done as soon as possible. I'm delighted to have signed. I had a look around the training ground and it blows you away really," said Brown.

"It was my most consistent season and I enjoyed working with [Doncaster manager] Paul Dickov and his staff," reflected the forward. "I'm thankful because when I was fit, I seemed to be in the team,"

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