Tykes sign Ben Alnwick

  • Last Updated: July 5 2012, 12:29 BST

Barnsley have signed former Tottenham goalkeeper Ben Alnwick on a two-year deal.

Alnwick: Happy to be at Barnsley

Alnwick arrives at Oakwell on a free transfer following his release by Spurs and will compete with last season's supporters' player of the year Luke Steele for the number one jersey.

The 25-year-old, who has signed a two-year contract, told the club's official website: "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."

Alnwick began his career with Sunderland as a trainee before making a move to Tottenham in January 2007 for a six-figure fee. He had loan spells at Leicester, Norwich and more recently Leyton Orient last season during his time at White Hart Lane.