PROFILE: Who is Ghana's latest call up Andy Yiadom

Published on: 03 November 2016

Andrew Kyere "Andy" Yiadom is an English professional footballer who plays for Championship club Barnsley.

He can play as a right or left full-back or winger, but has been asked to play in central midfield in emergency for Barnsley.

Yiadom started his career in the youth team of Watford but wasn't offered a professional contract at the end of his scholarship.

He signed for Conference Premier club Hayes & Yeading United in the summer of 2010. He only stayed for one season at Hayes before moving on to newly promoted Premier club Braintree Town in August 2011, following a trial at League Two club Bristol Rovers.

Yiadom scored seven goals by January and was signed by League Two club Barnet on 31 January 2012.

He made his debut for the Bees on 18 February 2012 in a 2–1 defeat to Shrewsbury Town, coming on as a substitute for Mark Hughes.

He scored his first goal for the club on 10 March whilst coming on as a substitute in a 2–1 win against Port Vale. Yiadom played an important role during Barnet's 2012–13 season. He was preferred as the right sided winger in Edgar Davids' 4–5–1 formation, with Ricky Holmes on the opposite wing.

Yiadom became popular with fans for his pace, which he used to good effect on the wing, where he posed a threat to many opposition teams.

Similar to Mark Byrne, Yiadom was used at times as a replacement right back following injuries and suspensions to first choice Barry Fuller. He started the last game at Underhill Stadium against Wycombe Wanderers, helping the Bees to a 1–0 win. His impressive performance earned him a spot in the Barnet lineup on the final game of the season against Northampton Town, though in his unnatural position of right back, with new signing Keanu Marsh-Brown being preferred to start on the right wing.

Yiadom scored 3 goals in 31 appearances during the 2012–13 season.

Yiadom joined Barnsley in May 2016 for a free transfer.