Yiadom reveals difference between Afcon and Championship

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The Ghana international sheds light on the difficulty associated with his immediate return to club action after playing at the continental showpiece

Barnsley defender Andy Yiadom wants to take his game up a notch upon his return from the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

The 25-year-old earned his first and second national caps at the continental gathering, featuring in the Black Stars' third group game against Egypt as well as the third-place playoff against Burkina Faso.

The London-born marked his return to club football with 90 minutes of action in Saturday's league draw at Reading.

"I really enjoyed the experience, to get a few caps for Ghana - it was very [good] for me," Yiadom was quoted as saying by his club's official website.

“I can use what I’ve learned over there now that I’m back at Barnsley. 

"The biggest difference was the temperature. It’s a vast difference, I can tell you that! 

"I’ve gone from 30 degrees and really humid to snow!

“Coming back and playing the full 90 minutes after all the travelling I’ve had to do recently, it really took it out of me, but I got through it and it bodes well for me."

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Yiadom, who joined Barnsley from Barnet in summer of last year, featured in all but two league matches this season prior to his Afcon departure.

He previously played for Braintree Town and Hayes & Yeading FC in the lower tier.

 

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