Barnsley have fended off competition from a number of clubs to sign Wales defender Lewin Nyatanga on loan from Barclays Premier League new-boys Derby.

Nyatanga, 19, who enjoyed a successful loan spell with the Coca-Cola Championship club last season, will remain at Oakwell until January 1 2008.

Tykes manager Simon Davey told the club´s official website, www.barnsleyfc.co.uk: "We are delighted to have signed Lewin and have been tracking him all summer."

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