Stopper brought in as competition

Barnsley have made their fourth signing of the summer by bringing in keeper Ben Alnwick on a free transfer.

The 25-year-old has penned a two-year-deal at Oakwell after being released by Spurs this summer after spending five years at White Hart Lane.

He has been brought in as competition for number 1 Luke Steele, but this acquisition could give boss Keith Hill a selection headache when the season starts.

He signed for Spurs from Sunderland for £900,000 but has been out on loan several times. He has spent spells with Luton Town, Leicester, Carlisle, Norwich, Leeds, Doncaster Rovers and Leyton Orient.

He told www.barnsleyfc.co.uk:

“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.”