Barnsley manager Simon Davey has spoken of his disappointment at not being able to agree terms with striker Jamie Ward this week.
The Chesterfield hitman was all set for a move to Oakwell, but the deal fell through as Ward rejected the Yorkshire club's contract offer.
Davey told the club's official website: "We are disappointed not to have agreed a deal with Jamie Ward. I am not going to go into it too much but we have a policy here and we did not offer Jamie the same as what some of our players are on, but they are proven in the Championship and have been for many years."
He added: "We offered him a decent contract with incentives that meant if he fulfilled his potential he would have parity with those other players.
"Unfortunately he wanted more and we were some distance apart.
"There are no hard feelings and we will move on to other targets. Jamie is a striker in form; he is a goalscorer and has youth, energy and pace. That is why we wanted to bring him in but we will move on now and strengthen in another way."
Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms