Barnsley: Untried Lukas mulls over Reds future

Barnsley youngster Lukas Lidakevicius
Barnsley youngster Lukas Lidakevicius
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Barnsley goalkeeper Lukas Lidakevicius is weighing up his future at the club having only been offered a month-by-month deal for next season.

The Star has discovered the Lithuanian shot-stopper had hoped for at least a one-year contract with the Championship club even though he has yet to make his first team debut.

And now the 20-year-old is considering whether to stay or leave Oakwell as he tries to pursue regular football.

Former Manchester United goalie Luke Steele is currently the Reds’ No 1 keeper, but his future is uncertain having been offered a reduced deal to stay at the club.

Ben Alnwick, who was Steele’s understudy for most of last season, is widely-tipped to emerge from the shadows as his replacement between the posts.

And if that happens Lidakevicius could be tempted to stay with only Alnwick ahead of him in the pecking order for a starting place.

However, Reds boss David Flitcroft is understood to be casting his eyes over a number of new keepers, with former Reds’ loanee Ross Turnbull a rumoured target.

The Star understands Steele is a target for South Yorkshire rivals Doncaster Rovers, now back in the Championship after winning the League One title last season.

And Huddersfield Town, managed by former Reds boss Mark Robins, are also understood to be keen on the player.