Vital Football

Latest Barnsley FC News

Steele set for start of season

Steele set for start of season

Barnsley 'keeper Luke Steele will start in goal on August 9th despite Heinz Muller being close to full fitness.

Steele arrived at Oakwell back in February when Heinz Muller injured his knee at home to Colchester in a 1-0 win.

Red`s boss Simon Davey is delighted to have two great 'keepers in the squad as he told the Sheffield Star:

'I'll be kicking the season off with a fantastic No 1 in Luke. He did very well for us last year. We've managed to secure him on a contract. He'll be starting the season unless there's a miraculous recovery from Heinz. We think that August 9 might be a little bit too soon for Heinz. It might be another month or so before he starts in a game.

Meanwhile, the Red`s Brazilian midfielder Anderson de Silva is still battling back from a similar injury to Heinz Muller.

'Anderson, perhaps, will be back round about a similar time. He's a couple of weeks behind Heinz.

'Their rehab is coming along very well, there have been no complications with their operations. They're looking in good spirits but it's a dangerous time for them. They feel good and they think they can play but the healing process never changes for a cruciate surgery.

Although the injured two are feeling well after their successful operations, Davey is aware not to rush the two first team hopefuls back to full fitness.

'There's always a window when they'll be back playing and very rarely is it any sooner than that. They've just got to get that into their minds. We're probably looking at late August-September for Heinz and maybe three or four weeks later for Anderson'.


Without rushing the two back to fitness, Barnsley will have two excellent 'keepers in the squad in Muller and Steele, along with their star midfielder, Anderson de Silva.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:MattyG
Date:Wednesday July 2 2008
Time: 3:41PM

Comments

0
Not a bad substitute though is he.
codbater
05/07/2008 10:55:00
0
He did very well for you during that fantastic cup run.
dazza71
06/07/2008 15:51:00
0
A good player.....will he still be with you come december?
quietman
07/07/2008 20:26:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Barnsley Articles

FA End Betting Sponsorship

Late yesterday afternoon, the Football Association announced the result of its three month review of their relationship with gambling companies and that association now comes to an end.

Sky Confirm TV Selection Windows For 2017/18

With the release of the EFL fixture lists on Wednesday morning, Sky Sports have released their outline giving fans an idea of when television selections will be made this season.

2017/18 Final Weekend Details

With the release of the Premier League fixtures last week and last Wednesday seeing the EFL following suit, the full details for the final weekends across...

30 Minute Halves - No Rebounds On Penalties?

The International Football Association Board are investigating a variety of rule book changes when it comes to the future of football.

Archived Vital Barnsley Articles

Vital Barnsley articles from

Site Journalists

Vital Tyke
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Norwich man of match
Suggested By:
Davies18%
Bree3%
Roberts3%
MacDonald2%
Yiadom3%
Scowen3%
Morsy40%
Hourihane3%
Kent3%
Winnall3%
Bradshaw5%
Hammill5%
Payne3%
Janko6%
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Barnsley Results (view all)

Barnsley Fixtures (view all)

Vital Football Comment