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SWINDON TOWN: Digby hails 'gem' Foderingham
FRASER Digby feels he has the chance to work with a shot-stopping gem in Wes Foderingham after being brought back to Swindon Town as interim goalkeeping coach.
The Robins’ cult hero, who played more than 500 times during a 12-year career with Town, praised Swindon’s current keeper when he sat down with the local media to discuss his return to the County Ground.
Digby said it requires only one hand to count the number of mistakes Foderingham has made this turn, and he is looking forward to keeping him sharp for however long his services are required on the coaching staff.
“People say about goalkeepers all the time ‘great save this, great save that’.
“My take on a good goalkeeper is one that makes very few mistakes,” he said.
“You look at the best goalkeepers who have been in this country - Peter Schmeichel, David Seaman in his heyday - they don’t make many mistakes.
“You can probably count on one hand how many mistakes Wes has made this year.
“He’s been consistent and all the top clubs when they win the league, they’ve all had good goalkeepers who make very, very few mistakes.
“I think Wes has shown the quality he’s got.
“Hopefully that will continue until the end of the season. “I think it’s just a matter of all working together.
“There’s a good team here, we’ve all got a voice and we’re all working towards a mutual cause.
“I suppose I’ll be there and communicating with Darren (Ward) and Tommy (Miller) and hopefully it will all work smoothly.”
Digby will take to the County Ground pitch for the warm-up ahead of the clash with Preston on Saturday, and he expects it to be a rather odd feeling. “It’ll be a bit strange really,” he said.
“When I finished playing I did come back when Andy King was in charge and I had a brief spell but with the money situation they couldn’t take me on any more so I had a little taster of that when I first finished.
“But to come back now with the atmosphere on Saturday it will be great.
“Football is in my blood and although I decided to take a different route when I finished playing it doesn’t leave you.”