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ROBINS DELIGHTED WITH DANIELS DEAL

22 January 2015

Iron manager Mark Robins was delighted to complete the signing of goalkeeper Luke Daniels on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old arrived for an undisclosed fee from West Bromwich Albion and possesses a number of qualities that the Iron boss thinks will make him an excellent addition to the squad at Glanford Park.

The signing comes at an important time, after both first team goalkeepers Sam Slocombe and James Severn broke an arm in the game against Bristol City last weekend.

"Luke is a player who has been on our radar for a while, and has certainly been on the top of our list," Robins told Scunthorpe-United.co.uk.

"The injuries to Sam Slocombe and James Severn brought that forward and made it more important for us to do something quickly.

"I'm really pleased to get a goalkeeper of Luke's quality in the building and look forward to working with him over the next two-and-a-half years,

"To get the chance to sign him now on a long-term deal is terrific.

"He's been at a Premier League club for a very long time and possesses all the attributes you require from a goalkeeper.

"We look forward to giving him opportunities to show what he can do."

The boss added: "Both Sam Slocombe and James Severn had their operations on Wednesday and hopefully both will be back playing as soon as possible.

"I know there will be some serious competition for the goalkeeping jersey when that time comes."

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