Sheffield Steelers: Doug tours the city as squad begins to build

Geoff Woolhouse
Geoff Woolhouse

Doug Christiansen returned to Belfast on Tuesday evening after spending an intense couple of days in Sheffield.

Christiansen met the arena staff, iceSheffield bosses along with a visit to the impressive Institute of Sport before heading to Sheffield University to meet the professors at the Business School.

When he headed back to East Midlands airport he did tell me that he hoped he would have another two players to confirm before the end of the month, one, a forward I know is inches away from penning a deal. Steelers added back up goalie Geoff Woolhouse earlier in the week. That deal was a no brainer, Woolhouse is the best back up in the league, a local lad and a player you can rely on should a crisis arise.

The core is in place, now it’s time for Doug to tune the engine and bring in that talent that will score at one end and tighten up at the other.