Joynes goes back to Barnsley

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Nathan Joynes is back at Barnsley, much to the disappointment of Boston United manager Steve Evans.

The young striker linked up with Boston in January and scored once in 10 appearances during his time with the League Two club.

Pilgrims boss Evans was keen to hang on to Joynes and is upset the 21-year-old has returned to Oakwell.

"To say the least, I am bitterly disappointed that we have not retained Nathan Joynes for the remaining four matches of the season," Evans told the club's official website.

"In my opinion, he came here a young boy, but leaves as a young man, who returns to Oakwell ready to continue his football education.

"He has been a pleasure to work with and on behalf of everyone in the dressing room, I wish him every success, although I must admit that I have to look to the sky and wonder just what people who make the decisions expect us to achieve."

Joynes has not featured for Barnsley this season, but spent a spell on loan in the Conference with Halifax Town earlier in the campaign.

Meanwhile, full-back Adam Eckersley has gone back to Manchester United after suffering a torn thigh muscle and is unlikely to play for Barnsley again this season.