Reds goalkeeper Luke Steele has dedicated his late penalty save last night to all involved with Barnsley F.C. as the skipper continues to try and lead his side to safety.
Brighton had the chance in the 84th-minute to pull level but the Reds skipper thumped away the spot-kick from Leonardo Ulloa to preserve his side’s three points.
“It was for the team and everyone in the stadium,” said Steele speaking to barnsleyfc.co.uk. “If I can make penalty saves and help us win, there’s nothing better for a ‘keeper. My Dad said to me afterwards that it’s for moments like that that make it all worthwhile having chosen the position of goalkeeper.”
The 28-year-old is loving skippering the side in front of the Oakwell faithful, who Steele admits give him a warm sense of pride in the post-match celebrations.
You can read more from Luke Steele in Saturday's edition of The Reds against Watford.
“It’s nice,” continued Steele. “I hate being the only one there but by the time I’ve shaken hands with the opposition ‘keeper, even though I play in front of thousands of people, I do get embarrassed on my own! But it’s a proud feeling, particularly with my family there. I know it won’t last forever so I enjoy every second of it.”