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Nicholls on tight-knit goalkeepers group

Keeper praises fellow professionals…

24 May 2019

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A lot is often made of the ‘Goalkeepers Union’ in football, however, it’s something Lee Nicholls insists is alive and well at Stadium MK.

Nicholls, 26, has just concluded his third season with MK Dons, and feels bringing the goalkeepers closer together can only benefit the team as a whole.

Reflecting on the post-match celebrations against Mansfield Town, Nicholls recalls the first player he saw running towards him was indeed Stuart Moore.

“I remember seeing Stu being the first person to come to me,” Nicholls told iFollow MK Dons. “It’s an atmosphere that I try to create for us keepers, I feel like it’s something I’ve got to do as the oldest keeper in the group.

“It’s something that Wieger and I had last year and it’s carried over to Stuart and myself this season. I think it’s so important because goalkeeping is a unique position, it’s one of them where the first person you turn to after a game is Stuart.

“Mel will tell us straight away what he thinks, but the first person I’ll turn to and ask for an opinion is Stu and he does the same with me.

“It’s something that you’ve got to do as a keeper, you’ve got to be close with everyone at the Club and that includes Alfie Jones and George Rose, it’s got to be a close-knit group.”


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