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3 free agent goalkeepers Barnsley should consider after Collins’ comments

Barnsley boss Neill Collins hasn’t ruled out the possibility of bringing in a free agent goalkeeper.

Barnsley are short of options between the sticks following Liam Roberts’ recent injury. The League One side can still bolster that particular department despite the transfer window being shut at the moment.

Collins has told the Barnsley Chronicle“We are always looking at what makes us better. If there are trialists who are free agents we are always looking it. It’s very difficult because you’re bringing in people who haven’t played.”

With that in mind, here is a look at three stoppers who the Tykes should look at…

Jed Steer

He cut ties with Premier League outfit Aston Villa at the end of last season. Unai Emery’s side decided against extending his contract at Villa Park when it expired in late June.

Steer, 31, spent 10 years on the books of the Midlands club and made 36 appearances in all competitions. He also had loan spells away at Doncaster Rovers, Yeovil Town, Huddersfield Town, Charlton Athletic and Luton Town in the Football League.

Matt Macey

Luton released him at the start of last month and he is currently weighing up his next move in the game. Macey, who is from Bath, spent the last campaign on loan in the third tier with Portsmouth and played 21 times during his stay in Hampshire.

He rose up through the ranks at Arsenal and played twice for the Gunners’ first-team. The ‘keeper has also had stints at Accrington Stanley, Plymouth Argyle and Hibernian in the past.

Ben Garrett

The Crewe Alexandra academy graduate is an option for Barnsley as they eye a potential goalkeeping addition to add some cover to that department. He last played for Burton Albion but left in the summer.

Garrett played 246 matches for the Railwaymen as a youngster before his switch to Burton 2019. He also represented England at U17, U18 and U19 level.

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