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Steele 'Relieved' To Be Rested

Monday September 2 2013

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ACCORDING to Reds boss David Flitcroft, Luke Steele was 'relieved' when he was told Mike Pollitt was replacing him in the Barnsley goals.

Pollitt, 41, signed on a 28-day loan from Wigan Athletic and became the Reds' oldest player in history and, since his arrival, has played two games.

Steele, who's played 199 games for the club, was stripped of his captaincy and remained on the bench throughout the cup defeat to Southampton and Saturday's much-needed win against Huddersfield Town.

On Steele's reaction to his omission, Flicker said: "There was a hint of relief as he's under real pressure. He's the number one here and he carries that burden.

"You can get complacent, though. I've brought someone in who I think can rival Luke as, at times, Ben Alnwick hasn't given him the competition he needs.

"If you're not scoring goals, everyone's at you to bring a striker in. We're conceding a lot of goals, so I've brought another goalie in."

What do you think? Has Flicker made the right choice in signing the veteran 'keeper and put his number one on the bench? Have your say below. 

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Reply Posted by lyndon on Monday September 2 2013 at 17:57
why is Ben Alnwick at this club?

Reply Posted by daz on Monday September 2 2013 at 18:41
coz he's shit and teams going dwn

Reply Posted by Tom on Tuesday September 3 2013 at 01:11
Pollitt should be retiring all together, he should not be replacing any other keeper. People say he's only there to give steele competition, but i agree with lyndon.. whats the point in having anwick if someone that old will dropp him out of the squad anyway.

Reply Posted by Charlotte on Tuesday September 3 2013 at 10:23
Alnwick had his contract cancelled yesterday. Steele was complacent he didnt need fight for first team like other players

Reply Posted by lyndon on Tuesday September 3 2013 at 12:17
why let david preece go then if we're going down the codger route?

Reply Posted by Steve on Friday September 6 2013 at 17:17
Lay off pollit he's done we'll for tarn already!!

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