Barnes: Moore convinced me about grabbing West Brom chance
Giles Barnes admits former West Bromwich Albion defender Darren Moore convinced him about moving to the Hawthorns.
Moore urged the youngster to take up the Baggies’ offer of a rehabilitation programme with a possible contract to follow.
“I spoke to him before I came here and when I signed and he gave the club rave reviews,” Barnes told the Express & Star.
“He said it would be really good for me here and he was completely right.
“From the minute I walked through the doors I have felt welcome and I still feel settled now.
“He said it was a really good club to go to and he spoke about how much he loved his time here as well. I knew how big he was here before he came to Derby, but he is a hero there now as well, not just on the pitch but off it as well.
“I still speak to him pretty regularly. I know I can ring him at any time and at any place, regardless of whether I haven’t spoken to him for a day, a week or a year.
“He would always give me advice if ever I needed it and if I said I wanted to do something and he could help me he would be there. He is a man that touches everyone’s heart.”