Barnsley have made goalkeeper Jackson Smith from Walsall their third signing of the summer.

The 22-year-old has joined the Reds on a four-year deal with a club option for another season.

Smith came through the Wolverhampton Wanderers academy before moving across the West Midlands to Walsall last summer, after a brief loan, and making 32 appearances in all competitions. He was named the League Two club’s Young Player of the Year for last season.

He was out of contract this summer but had been offered a new deal by the Saddlers so the clubs have agreed a fee rather than going through the tribunal process.

Smith joins last year’s number two goalkeeper Ben Killip in the senior squad. It was thought earlier in the summer that Barnsley might sign two goalkeepers during this window but but, currently, Smith and Killip are set to compete for the number one spot.

Smith is the third new signing of the campaign following the return of former players Conor Hourihane and Marc Roberts.

He told the club website: “I’m so excited, honestly, it’s the only way I can put it into words. When a club of this size comes in and shows their interest in you – it’s just pure excitement.

“I can’t wait to get out there, meet everyone, and show what I am about.”

Sporting director Mladen Sormaz added: “Jackson is an exciting young goalkeeper, and we are very happy to welcome him to Oakwell.

“Whilst being a good shot-stopper, he can play with his feet and commands his box well. We’re extremely pleased to secure his services amongst interest from other clubs and look forward to him joining our pre-season.”