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Duke Confident With 'Keeper Situation

31 July 2016

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Goalkeeper coach Matt Duke feels new 'keeper Ryan Fulton is up to the job as the club build to cover for injured number one Tommy Lee.

The former Premier League ‘keeper is also confident that the club will bring in some quality to add further depth to the goalkeeper position with the club currently only having one fit goalkeeper in the senior team.  

Duke explained, “We are looking, we’ve had a few on trial and there are a few potential possibilities we’ve got. The decision won’t be made until nearer the start of the season but I’ve been impressed by a couple of the trialists.

“I don’t think it will be a case of bringing someone in as anything more than somebody who is going to be a number two,” 

Duke is confident that both Lee and Fulton are capable of defending Chesterfield in between the sticks over the course of 2016/17.
The coach highlighted Fulton’s strengths and was confident that he could do a good job of stepping up to the plate in the absence of Spireites number one Lee. 

“You can look at what we’ve brought in with Ryan and that’s good”, Duke said “Looking at what we have got with Ryan so far, he’s doing well.

“He’s a good communicator, someone who is good with the ball and someone who can keep the ball out of the net. 

“He also looks like he’s got a lot of potential, he’s a great presence in the goal, he’s a good shot stopper who will come for crosses, and he’s got good distribution.”

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