Austin pens Tykes deal
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The youngster had been on a week-to-week contract with The Tykes but has committed his future to the Oakwell side.
After joining Barnsley in the summer of 2002, Austin has gone on to make 65 appearances for the club and has been a virtual ever-present this term.
Tykes chairman Peter Ridsdale is delighted with the youngster's dedication to the club and wants to reward him with a longer deal.
"Neil has shown his commitment to the club by signing until the end of the season and we intend to enter into talks at the end of March with a view to extending his deal into future years," said Ridsdale.