David Flitcroft says yesterday's signing of Jason Scotland was the best news he's had since the Reds avoided relegation at Huddersfield on May 4.
The 34-year-old striker penned a one-year extension to his Oakwell career on Thursday morning.
The former Swansea, Wigan and Ipswich man scored six goals for the Reds after signing on a free transfer in January. He bagged the crucial strike against Huddersfield on the last day of the season. Scotland agreed terms with the Reds before jetting off on holiday.
Flitcroft told the Chronicle: "People are mistaken if they think the only reason we're keeping Jason Scotland is for goals. "He is a quality player who brings far more to this squad than being able to put the ball in the back of the net, although that is an amazing quality that he has. Jason is a special person who wants to help the club.
"I am buzzing that he's signed. It's been a tough two weeks sorting everything out with the contracts and speaking to the owner and discussing the vision of the club, but when I found out that Jason was staying it was the biggest boost of my fortnight.
"He has enthusiasm, knowledge and he supports the younger lads in a fantastic way. He'll be a key player again for us and I look forward to working with him. His experience and quality is vital if we are to make an impact in the Championship next season."