REDS goalkeeper Luke Steele has agreed a new two-year deal.

Steele joined the Oakwell club in February 2008 on an initial loan deal before a permanent move later that year.

Just earlier this month, Barnsley boss David Flitcroft admitted he expected the goalkeeper to depart amid speculation the 28-year-old was being monitored by numerous clubs after consistent performances last season.

However, Steele has now committed himself on a contract until summer 2015.

He was clearly delighted to sign a new deal and said: "These things take time to get sorted, but now it's done I am over the moon and I’m very happy to have a new two year deal.

"I’m excited about this project and I like the whole plan that the club has to move forward. It’s the most exciting contract I’ve signed in my time at the club

"Seeing the signings of all the players that did so well last season was important to me. It gives real stability. Often at the end of a season I have been used to a lot of players going out and new ones coming in, but this year it hasn’t been the case. I think it’s very important to get that level of consistency which we have now.

"It feels like we can carry on where we left off from last season. I didn’t ever see myself leaving although other clubs were interested. There is only one club that I support and that is Barnsley.

"Everything feels so positive at the club just at the moment which is great."