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LUKE DANIELS
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  • LUKE DANIELS
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UPDATED 07:06 17th July 2012

LUKE Daniels enjoyed a successful two-month loan spell at Southend United last season, before returning to The Hawthorns in January 2012. 


The keeper, who has previously experienced loan spells at Bristol Rovers, Rochdale, Charlton, Tranmere, Shrewsbury and Motherwell, made nine appearances for The Shrimpers, including four FA Cup ties. 


Daniels, a product of the club's Academy, is now committed to the Baggies until 2013, after the club extended his contract by 12 months this summer.


He has yet to make his senior debut for Albion but spent a successful season on loan at League Two Shrewsbury in the 2008/09 season, where he gained valuable first-team experience.


The Baggies keeper played a starring role in the Shrews' play-off semi-final second-leg against Bury, making a crucial 31st-minute penalty save before pulling off two stops in a successful penalty shoot-out.


Daniels was in fine form in the Wembley final but could do nothing about Gillingham's last-gasp winner.


The young keeper, who sealed his first professional contract in July 2006, joined the Baggies in 2004 after being released by Manchester United.


He had spent seven years at Old Trafford before being offered a trial at Albion.


His form between the sticks for the reserves saw him make his international debut for England Under-18s in a 2-1 win over Slovenia in April 2006.


With Luke Steele out on loan, Daniels spent most of the second half of the 2006/07 season on the bench, playing understudy to Dean Kiely.


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