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Hammill prefers Barnsley stay to Premiership move

Barnsley winger Adam Hammill would rather be learning his trade in the Championship than move to the Premier League. The former Liverpool winger has impressed at the Yorkshire outfit, with Bolton and his former club Blackpool rumoured to be interested in his signature.

"It's flattering to be linked with a move to the Premier League, but I want to stay at Barnsley. I want to play in the Premier League, hopefully that happens one day," he told The Star.

"But right now I think I'm going to become a better player if I stay at Barnsley and have a full season with the club. If there had been a bid for me at the start of the season then I would have stayed. I'm really enjoying my football here."

Hammill has scored four goals in eight games this season, and has cited his relationship with manager Mark Robins as a big factor behind his decision to stay and his good form.

"We've got a good relationship, working under him is good for me," added Hammill.

"I've matured as a player under Mark and he's given me freedom to play how I like to play.

"He's played for Manchester United and some really great clubs; you can only listen to people who have played at the top level and listen to what they've got to say.

"And this season I feel I've finally started to pay back the fans. Last season I wasn't happy with some of my performances, but this season I've started to play like I know I can. I'm enjoying my football and I'm not scared to try things.

"It's great to be playing well and scoring goals, but I don't want to be scoring and us losing."

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