Barnsley have snapped up Sunderland midfielder Wade Joyce.

Joyce, who played four games for Sunderland's development squad last season, will begin his life in Yorkshire in the Tykes' under-21s.

The 18-year-old told, "I'm buzzing to be here and just pleased to be given a chance; I want to impress and maybe get a longer deal.

"I like to think I'm a hard-working player and I like to get up and down the pitch; I won't shirk a challenge and I'm going to give it my all whilst here and then we'll see what happens."