Brentford sign Scunthorpe United goalkeeper Luke Daniels on free transfer

Everton's Arouna Kone (L) in action with West Bromwich Albion's Luke Daniels

The former West Bromwich Albion man penned was out of contract at Scunthorpe at the end of June.

Luke Daniels of Scunthorpe United celebrates after the gameLuke Daniels of Scunthorpe United celebrates after the game

Brentford have bolstered their goalkeeping options by signing Scunthorpe United shot stopper Luke Daniels on a free transfer on a three-year contract, announcing the news via their official club website.

The 29-year-old made 109 appearances for Scunthorpe in all competitions since joining them from West Bromwich Albion in 2015, and was a key part in United's side that reached the League One play-offs this season, but missed the event due to injury.

Luke Daniels - Tranmere RoversLuke Daniels - Tranmere Rovers

Daniels had previously been a trainee with Manchester United, and was on their books for seven years after signing for the club in 1997, however he didn't make an appearance for the Red Devils, and was released by the Old Trafford club in 2004.

West Brom then offered him a trial upon his release, which he successfully passed, however in nine years at the Hawthorns, Daniels made just one Premier League appearance - against Everton - and spent most of his time out on loan, featuring for seven different clubs before permanently leaving for Scunthorpe in 2015.

Luke Daniels - West Bromwich AlbionLuke Daniels - West Bromwich Albion

It is thought that Daniels will provide quality competition for Daniel Bentley, with the club now armed with two very impressive goalkeepers given their contributions in recent seasons, as Brentford head coach Dean Smith looks to provide depth to his squad.

Brentford finished 10th in the Championship during the 2016/17 season, with inconsistency preventing them from mounting a play-off charge, despite some top players at the club. The Bees both won and lost 18 games, while they also drew on 10 occasions.

Brentford manager Dean SmithBrentford manager Dean Smith

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