It’s not often Goalkeepers are asked to become the spare man in order to play out from the back – but Andrew Fisher has thrived under the responsibility.
The Young Goalkeeper is often touching the ball more than opposition players and is vital to starting attacks for Russell Martin’s side. His confidence and composure on the ball allow MK Dons to work their way out from the back with intensity and calmness.
Despite so much pressure and attention on Fisher’s important role within the side, the 22-year-old says he loves Martin’s emphasis on playing out from the back.
“As a keeper, you’ve got the biggest demand on you as a player on the pitch,” Fisher told iFollow MK Dons. “If you make a mistake it’s more than likely going to result in a goal. I like the pressure and the responsibility on my shoulders. I feel it’s something I can do really well with my feet, the way we play really suits me.”
Fisher was talking having extended his contract at Stadium MK after impressing during the early stages of the season. The former Blackburn Rovers made the move down south making his loan move from last campaign permanent.
In doing so, Fisher reunited with a Coaching Staff he has nothing but praise for, but also a Goalkeeper’s Union that has a special bond at Stadium MK. Lee Nicholls and Laurie Walker constantly push Fisher for the shirt, while Goalkeeper Coach Dean Thornton ensures all three are ready should they be called upon.
“I’ve come here to kick start my career and it’s happened quicker than I expected. I couldn’t have done it under a better group of coaching staff who believe in me. The way the manager wants to play really suits my game and I’m delighted to extend my contract.
“We all want the number one shirt so we push each other really well, we’ve got a good connection with each other. Working with Deano each week, he gets the best out of us and works on what we need to improve upon. We go through a lot of video work after each game to see where we could do better and what we’ve done well.”