Barnsley’s ex-Preston winger Keith Treacy missed Sunday’s Yorkshire derby with Bradford… because he was getting married.
Reds boss Danny Wilson decided to honour an agreement the pair made when Treacy signed for the club back in August on a two-year contract.
“When I first met the gaffer I’d actually arranged for my wedding to be during the international break,” said Treacy.
“At the time of booking it I thought I was going to have another year at Burnley, so I planned things around then.
“But when I met Danny I told him I’d been silly and sorted out my wedding for October.
“However, he was great. He said if that’s the only stipulation to me signing the contract to join the club, then I might as well sign right away. And I did.
“To be fair to my missus she said to me I could have played on Sunday if I wanted but I was back in Ireland.”
Barnsley won the televised derby game 3-1 and Wilson said: “In the second half, though, we did everything we’d be threatening to do for a good few weeks now. Some of the football we played was excellent.”
FORMER Preston No.2 and Republic of Ireland international striker Ned Kelly (right) is assistant manager to Mark Robins at Scunthorpe United.
Kelly – who was assistant to Billy Davies at Deepdale – is part of Robins’ new management team at Glanford Park after another ex-PNE man Russ Wilcox was sacked. as boss
Iron chairman Peter Swan said: “It didn’t take me too long to find the ideal candidate.
“I remember calling Mark and we met up the next morning outside a pub which was shut. That couple of hours we spent there, I think we both bought into each other and there’s quite a lot that Mark wants that I want and vice-versa. I think he’s the perfect candidate.”
Notts County have extended Louis Laing’s loan spell from neighbours Nottingham Forest.
Laing, 21, crossed the River Trent to join the League One club in September on an initial month-long deal but the defender will now remain at Meadow Lane until December 13.
In the absence of injured club captain Hayden Mullins, Laing has slotted into the Magpies’ defence. Shaun Derry’s men have conceded just three goals and remained unbeaten in all seven matches Laing has played for the club. Laing came through the youth system at Sunderland and made one substitute appearance for the club, before joining Forest.