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Mark Grew Praises Port Vale Goalkeepers

5 December 2014

Mark Grew Praises Port Vale Goalkeepers

  • Goalkeeping coach delighted with shot-stopping trio
  • Says feedback from loan clubs has been very positive
  • Grew happy with Chris Neal's displays so far this campaign

Mark Grew has praised Port Vale’s three senior goalkeepers for their performances so far this season.


Chris Neal has starred for the Valiants with a string of impressive performances, including a penalty save against Colchester United.


Meanwhile, Sam Johnson and Ryan Boot have enjoyed successful loan spells at non-league sides Alfreton and Newcastle Town respectively.


Speaking to the club’s official audioBoom channel, Vale coach Grew was clearly delighted with the high level his three shot-stoppers have been playing at.


“They’ve all been excellent,” he said. “Ryan [Boot] came back from Newcastle and the manager and Robin Van Der Laan were over the moon with him saying what a nice lad but his performance has been high.


“Obviously Chris Neal took the number one spot off Sam and high performances have been outstanding since and now Sam has gone to Alfreton.


“Although they’ve not won many games I think the standard of his keeping, they’ve been over the moon with him as well so we’re pretty pleased on the goalkeeping front.”


Hear what Mark Grew had to say about Chris Neal, Sam Johnson and Ryan Boot in the audioBoom clip below.

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