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Former Albion striker on trial at Barnsley

The Argus: Will Hoskins Will Hoskins

Will Hoskins, released by Albion at the end of last season, has joined Danny Wilson's Barnsley on trial.

The injury-plagued striker is training with the relegated Yorkshiremen and will be offered a deal if he proves his fitness.

Hoskins, 28, has not played a competitive match for 17 months due to knee problems.

Former Albion captain Wilson, who had Hoskins on loan when he was in charge at Sheffield United, told the Barnsley Chronicle: "Will has got real talent and knows where the goal is. We think we can get him fit and, when he is, he can bag you 20 goals a season.

"He had an injury at Brighton and we're more or less sure he's over it. Our staff are making sure he's okay clinically. If he is okay, we'll have a chat and see if we can come to an agreement. He needs to prove himself after the injury but I think he will."

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1:15pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Ohnotagain ! says...

One player who deserves a bit of luck, a real shame we never got to see his real potential, good luck Will.
One player who deserves a bit of luck, a real shame we never got to see his real potential, good luck Will. Ohnotagain !
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1:48pm Fri 4 Jul 14

JeffLomer says...

Ohnotagain ! wrote:
One player who deserves a bit of luck, a real shame we never got to see his real potential, good luck Will.
Hope he has a injury free season, hope we do not regret letting him go now he is fit, all the best Will
[quote][p][bold]Ohnotagain ![/bold] wrote: One player who deserves a bit of luck, a real shame we never got to see his real potential, good luck Will.[/p][/quote]Hope he has a injury free season, hope we do not regret letting him go now he is fit, all the best Will JeffLomer
  • Score: 15

2:51pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Aye Aye says...

Ohnotagain ! wrote:
One player who deserves a bit of luck, a real shame we never got to see his real potential, good luck Will.
Hear hear! The guy could use a break and I hope it all works out for him.
[quote][p][bold]Ohnotagain ![/bold] wrote: One player who deserves a bit of luck, a real shame we never got to see his real potential, good luck Will.[/p][/quote]Hear hear! The guy could use a break and I hope it all works out for him. Aye Aye
  • Score: 7

2:51pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Aye Aye says...

Ohnotagain ! wrote:
One player who deserves a bit of luck, a real shame we never got to see his real potential, good luck Will.
Hear hear! The guy could use a break and I hope it all works out for him.
[quote][p][bold]Ohnotagain ![/bold] wrote: One player who deserves a bit of luck, a real shame we never got to see his real potential, good luck Will.[/p][/quote]Hear hear! The guy could use a break and I hope it all works out for him. Aye Aye
  • Score: 7

3:52pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Gee Jay says...

Someone's got a bargain if they can keep him fit. Unfortunately we never saw the best of him, but I am sure he will be knocking them in in League 1.
Good Luck Will!
Someone's got a bargain if they can keep him fit. Unfortunately we never saw the best of him, but I am sure he will be knocking them in in League 1. Good Luck Will! Gee Jay
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4:39pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Jules boy says...

Probably end up prolific and worth millions
Probably end up prolific and worth millions Jules boy
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6:04pm Fri 4 Jul 14

OldGull says...

Good luck Will
If he stays fit , he will do the business
Good luck Will If he stays fit , he will do the business OldGull
  • Score: 5

8:35pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Hooray, a sensible thread :-) I was there when Hoskins got hurt, and boy did it look bad at the time. You've gotta feel for the lad, so I hope he plays to his potential wherever he ends up.
Hooray, a sensible thread :-) I was there when Hoskins got hurt, and boy did it look bad at the time. You've gotta feel for the lad, so I hope he plays to his potential wherever he ends up. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 3

11:35am Sat 5 Jul 14

Beale32 says...

Still think we should have offered him a short term deal to prove his fitness. He is a real talent. We spent all that time getting his knee better just to let him go. A deal until Xmas to show he is over his injuries, and if he didn't get back to full fitness then let him go.

good luck will. Your gonna be our loss and someone else gain.
Still think we should have offered him a short term deal to prove his fitness. He is a real talent. We spent all that time getting his knee better just to let him go. A deal until Xmas to show he is over his injuries, and if he didn't get back to full fitness then let him go. good luck will. Your gonna be our loss and someone else gain. Beale32
  • Score: 2

4:56pm Sat 5 Jul 14

nkwbtn says...

Deserves a break to get his career back on track. A real talent but such a shame we never really got to see it. Good luck Will...
Deserves a break to get his career back on track. A real talent but such a shame we never really got to see it. Good luck Will... nkwbtn
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2:14am Mon 7 Jul 14

Captain Haddock says...

Aye Aye: "could use a break"
Nkwbtn: "deserves a break"

Hope you guys don't mean literally!!! ;0)

Joking aside I agree. The very best of luck to him. Hope he can have a season to remember at Barnsley after two very unfortunate ones to forget with us!
Aye Aye: "could use a break" Nkwbtn: "deserves a break" Hope you guys don't mean literally!!! ;0) Joking aside I agree. The very best of luck to him. Hope he can have a season to remember at Barnsley after two very unfortunate ones to forget with us! Captain Haddock
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