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Rovers add Steele to their squad

1 September 2014

Rovers have made their second deadline day signing with the capture of goalkeeper Jason Steele from Middlesbrough.

North-east native Steele, who has come through the ranks at the Teesside club from the age of 13, joins on a season-long loan.

A regular on the international stage for England at youth level, the young keeper shone for the Three Lions at the UEFA European Under-19 Championships in July 2009, where he was named Goalkeeper of the Tournament as England finished runners-up to hosts Ukraine.

The following February saw Steele join Northampton Town, impressing in a 13-game loan spell for the Cobblers in which he conceded just 10 goals.

He returned to his parent club, making his Boro debut in the Carling Cup that August and keeping his place in goal throughout the 2010-11 season under former manager Tony Mowbray.

A team-mate of Jason Lowe with England's Under-21s, Steele was also a member of Team GB's Olympic squad at London 2012.

The 24-year-old continued as Middlesbrough's number one until the start of this season, making 142 appearances in total.

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