Ben Alnwick. Remember him? He was on our books for a number of years and was probably a better hide and seek champion than he was a goalkeeper.
He was finally shoehorned out of Tottenham during the summer and joined Barnsley on a free transfer. His career with the Championship side has got off to the worst possible start after he was sent off Saturday’s Capital One Cup victory over Rochdale for a headbutt.
The red card has left Tykes boss Keith Hill furious, and without a senior goalkeeper.
“I have to bring in another goalkeeper because Lukas isn’t ready,” he told BBC Radio Sheffield.
“Ben had the ball in his hands and it’s just unexplainable what has happened. It was petulant.
“The ramifications of Ben being sent off are probably greater than if we’d been knocked out. We’d done a lot of work on him starting the season and that’s now gone out of the window.”
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