Moore on the hunt for a keeper

Last updated : 20 January 2006 By Dave Moore
Ronnie Moore is on the hunt for a back up goalkeeper. Chris Day is the only full time keeper at Boundary Park and Moore believes that competition will be vital if Athletic are to continue their promotion bid.

He said, “It’s an area I’m looking to improve before the transfer window shuts at the end of this month. You’ve got to put pressure on your main ’keeper and make sure he can never get into a comfort zone. Signing Lance Cronin, even as a non-contract player, has done that to an extent, but I want Chris Day to know there are people breathing down his neck every week. The goalkeeping position is so important and I’d like to find somebody who will really push him as our number one. It’s not because I want Chris out of the side. In fact there have been times this season when he has kept us in games. But there’s only room for one ’keeper in a team, so the harder you can push him, the more you might squeeze out of him.”

Day has been an ever present except when he was substituted after injury in the FA Cup tie at Chasetown and Lance Cronin stepped up to the plate.