Boro keeper Steele signs new deal

13 December 2010 03:53
Middlesbrough goalkeeper Jason Steele has signed a new contract tieing him to the Riverside until the summer of 2015.Steele, 20, who has established himself as first-choice keeper this season, also made his England Under-21 debut against Germany in November. [LNB]"I'm delighted to have signed," said Steele, "so I can now concentrate on helping us get out of the situation we find ourselves in. [LNB]"I told the manager that this is where I want to be and where I want to play." [LNB]Steele has been an ever-present for the Teessiders since coming in for his Boro debut to replace Danny Coyne between the posts for the 2-1 Carling Cup win at Chesterfield on 10 August. [LNB]But the club's poor run of form since then has seen them drop to 21st in the Championship table. [LNB]"Obviously it's not nice when we're losing games but it's still an honour to play for Middlesbrough and I want that to continue," said Steele.[LNB] Give your reaction to the new deal for Jason Steele "Playing in the first team is what I aspired to when I first came into the club at 12 years old," said Newton Aycliffe-born Steele. [LNB]"I've achieved that dream of playing for the first team. [LNB]"Hopefully I can continue that dream and help the club to push on." [LNB]Boyhood Boro fan Steele, who joined the club's Academy while still at school, spent time on loan at Northampton last season. [LNB]He made his professional debut in February, enjoying four clean sheets in 13 appearances for the Cobblers - and Saturday's against promotion-chasing Cardiff was his fourth (and probably most satisfying) for Boro.

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