Barnsley Football Club is delighted to announce that Luke Steele has signed a new two year contract at Oakwell. The new deal will see Steele remain with the club until the summer of 2015, taking his Barnsley career to seven and a half seasons.
Luke Steele 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.
“The last day of the season against Huddersfield was my best day in a Barnsley shirt. It was a special moment and the biggest challenge of my career. It was certainly emotional, but seeing the fans connect together and the players was a special special time.
“The players here know how to win games, we got ourselves on a good roll in the second half of last season and it’s great we have those same players coming back. I’m sure when we all start talking about those special times it will have a very positive effect on us as we go into the new season.”
The 28 year old goalkeeper made his debut for Barnsley in February 2008 against Liverpool in a dramatic FA Cup match in which he won the Player of the Round award.
To date he has made 177 appearances between the sticks for the Reds.