17:08 4th July 2012
Goalkeeper pens two-year Reds deal
Keith Hill has bolstered his goalkeeping options by snapping up goalkeeper Ben Alnwick on a free transfer, subject to clearance from the relevant footballing bodies.
A regular with England at many youth levels, the now-25-year-old has penned a two-year deal at Oakwell and looks set to compete with Supporters’ Player of the year, Luke Steele, for the number one jersey.
Speaking to barnselyfc.co.uk, Ben said: “I’m happy to be here. I’m out of contract so I’ve been looking for a club and it’s great to come here. I’m going to try and compete with Steeley (Luke Steele) who is a top ‘keeper.”
“It’ll be good for both of us - pushing each other every day.”
Ben started his career with Sunderland as a trainee before making a move to Spurs in January 2007 for a handsome six-figure fee. Since which he has made appearances on loan at the likes of Leicester City, Norwich and more recently Leyton Orient last season.