Monday, 25 November 2013

Camp's authority will be missed if he can't be retained

There has been a confident figure between the sticks in the last three games. Lee Camp has proved that he is a very good Championship keeper and will have been a person to whom many of our players will have looked up to for his experience and decision making. I thought that in the Derby game we saw the best of Lee Camp and he shaded man of the match for me. There were times when he made difficult saves look very everyday saves for him and I never felt that Derby would find it easy to score with Lee in goal.

Lee prepares before the Derby match at Dean Court.

There was one moment in the second half that did make me smile. Lee was getting a lot of stick from the away supporters asking him what the score was. In fact. Lee had taken a lot of banter all match from the Derby fans, but all he did was make his goal kick and then hold his hand out and suggested that the Rams calm down, as if he was talking to a small child who had been getting carried away. To be fair, Lee has seen it and done it all before. Little tricks and tactics to put him off his game were not going to upset him and that is something that only comes with experience. He has suffered bad games and has come back to perform better.  

The sad thing is that Lee's loan period comes to an end now. I really hope that Eddie Howe can get the loan extended as AFCB have some massive games coming up against more top teams in the  next couple of weeks. On the All Departments' podcast it was rumoured that Lee Cap was looking to sign for another month at AFCB so we will just have to wait and see if this happens. Otherwise, I expect Darryl Flahavan to come into the team if Lee has to go back to West Brom and Ryan Allsop will probably fill in as cover if his glandular fever clears up.

Darryl Flahavan.
Darryl has not had much of a chance yet, having got injured just after making his great penalty save at Leed's Elland Road. 

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