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Steele Signs Two-Year Deal With Reds

Wednesday June 26 2013

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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."

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Reply Posted by pleased+ on Wednesday June 26 2013 at 12:21
Thank Goodness

Reply Posted by Paul on Wednesday June 26 2013 at 14:02
Fantastic News, Best Keeper in the league, now bring in some decent midfielders and defenders

Reply Posted by B* on Thursday June 27 2013 at 10:44
Our midfield is strong!? O'Brien, Perks, Dawson, Mellis, Cywka, Lazarus this new Jennings guy and Etuhu.

We need to add to the defence, might be worth checking premiership released players.

Maybe an extra striking option - I'd go for Dean Bowditch from MK Dons

Reply Posted by B* on Thursday June 27 2013 at 10:45
Ps. Over the moon and very relieved Steele has signed, was getting a bit anxious.

Reply Posted by rainbow on Thursday June 27 2013 at 09:42
Great news, now all we need is a big strong centre half..!!!

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