Burton Albion have completed the signing of goalkeeper Dillon Barnes on loan from Queens Park Rangers. Twenty-four-year-old Barnes joins League One’s bottom side for the rest of the 2020/21 season.
Barnes becomes Burton’s fourth signing of the window following the additions of Hayden Carter, Sean Clare and Josh Parker.
Dillon Barnes Joins Burton Albion on Loan
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What Was Said?
Speaking to the club website about Barnes’ addition, Burton manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink said: “Dillon is coming in on loan until the end of the season to provide added competition to the other goalkeepers that are already at the club.
“We like what we’ve seen of him, he’s a good size and we hope he can add another good option for us.”
Barnes himself added: “I always relish that competition but at the same time we’ll push each other to get better. It keeps everyone on their toes.
“I had a short conversation with the manager and he has given me insight into how he likes his goalkeepers to play, and I’d like to think I fit that.
“Everyone’s been really welcoming and looking at the facilities, everything is there and I’m pleased to be here.”
Career So Far
Barnes spent his youth career in the academies at both Barnet and Fulham, before going breaking through at the latter in 2014.
After stints in non-league with Farnborough, on loan, and then Bedford Town, Barnes was signed by Colchester United, where he made 24 appearances between 2015 and 2019.
While there, he also spent time in non-league with Welling United and Hemel Hempstead Town before sealing a permanent move to QPR.
He is yet to play for the Hoops, but did play four times during a loan spell with Scottish side Hibernian.