Wolves sign Barnsley winger

Wolves newcomer Adam Hammill is determined to seize his chance to play Barclays Premier League football after sealing a £500,000 move from Barnsley.

The winger, who is 23 next Tuesday, could come into contention to face Liverpool - the club where he started his career as a trainee - in Saturday's home clash.

Hammill was also wanted by Blackpool, with Everton expressing an interest, but he has opted to move to Molineux on a three-and-a-half-year contract.

He was able to activate a release clause in his contract should any club bid half a million pounds for his services.

Hammill said: "I think my ambitions go hand in hand with the club.

"I'm really keen to play in the Premier League and the club are keen to establish themselves at this level.

"I'm really excited about the prospect and Wolves are a massive club.

"I'm looking forward to playing my part for the rest of the season."

Hammill believes he will benefit from working under Wolves manager Mick McCarthy with his no-nonsense approach.

The former England Under-19 player said: "My agent has got a few players at Wolves already and they all say how much they enjoy playing under Mick and the staff.

"I've heard the manager is honest and will tell you things you don't want to hear at times.

"But he's straight down the middle and fair which is what everyone wants as a player."

McCarthy said: "I'm really pleased that we've managed to bring Adam in.

"He is a creative player who can provide chances for others but can also score goals and has done that wherever he has been.

"He is a very good player who will add to our competition for places and prove a valuable addition to the squad."

Hammill was a member of Liverpool's 2006 FA Youth Cup-winning side.

He had loan spells at Dunfermline, Southampton, Blackpool and Barnsley before making a permanent move to Oakwell in the summer of 2009.

This season he has scored eight goals.

Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey said: "Adam is a player who has been on Mick McCarthy's radar for some considerable time.

"He is at an age where he has the potential to perform on the Barclays Premier League stage.

"We were pleased to beat off several offers from other clubs to acquire his services.

"We are also confident he will perfectly fit into the dressing-room culture and team spirit which has become such a crucial part of Wolves under Mick."