Reds Have a Dabble On Dibble

29 June 2013 12:18
But Lukas leaves.

Lithuanian Under 20 international goalkeeper Lukas Lidakevicius has decided to leave Oakwell after rejecting a new contract.

The 20 year old had been third choice Barnsley keeper for the last few years and signed his first professional contract 12 months ago.

Despite being a regular for the Academy side, and being on the first team substitutes bench on 13 occasions in 2012-2013, he was only offered a month by month deal by the club’s new board and decided to seek pastures new.

Therefore Reds manager David Flitcroft has moved swiftly to sign a new young stopper and has snapped up 19-year-old Christian Dibble from Bury on a one-year contract.

Dibble is the son of former goalkeeper and current Rotherham United goalkeeping coach Andy Dibble who made 397 appearances for 18 clubs over a 24-year career from 1982-2006.

Dibble Snr played until he was 41 years old and won three caps for Wales in the late 1980s, before taking up goalkeeping coaching roles at Accrington Stanley, Coventry, Peterborough and then Rotherham in 2010.

On his son, Flitcroft said:

"He's got good pedigree, being the son of Andy Dibble, as well as good size. There's a lot of work to do but we think we can make him better, fitter, leaner and more athletic.

"We signed Andrai Jones from Bury and he played well against Derby and Nottingham Forest."

Source: TykesMAD