Thursday, 24 April 2014

Can Camp keep Forest out?

Lee Camp will be up for the game against Forest. He made 163 appearances for them after signing permanently in 2009 and played for them on loan before that for 15 games, but all ex-players like to do well against their former clubs. Lee missed the away fixture at the City ground but it was at that game when Stephen Henderson got injured enabling Lee to come to AFCB on loan. 
Lee will again need to be at his against a determined Nottingham Forest team.
Lee has made such a strong start to his Bournemouth career that it seems hard to think of any one else playing between the sticks for Eddie Howe. Of course Ryan Allsop has made a few appearances this season and Darryl Flahavan made the great penalty save against Leeds early on this season, but in the main Lee Camp has been the number one.

His form has been excellent as well. Even in the last game against Ipswich he managed to get a hand to Cresswell's free-kick to turn it on to the post. That saved AFCB a few points for sure and if you added up how many points he has saved the club this season you start to see how important it is to have a top class keeper in the Championship. It surely helped Leicester and QPR and Bournemouth now have a keeper that is recognised as one of the best in this division.
Lee Camp continues to impress.
Had Lee been at AFCB for the full season I don't imagine that the club would have had 64 goals against and next season I hope he can reduce that figure significantly. Meanwhile, he still has a job to do against Forest and he will not like the fact that there has been no home match clean sheet since the Middlesbrough game in mid-March. It can be no surprise that the wins have slowed without the team keeping clean sheets.

It is never down to one man to keep a clean sheet, but Lee will be hoping his team mates give him few opportunities to have to shine on Saturday. They will know though that when called upon Lee is capable of keeping shots out that he has no right to save. I would say his best game showing that kind of ability came against Brighton at the Amex. It is that kind of performance that just may be required against Nottingham Forest.   

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1 comment:

  1. At his best Campy was outstanding for Forest. He had a long period after his head got turned that his form dipped, but he definitely has strong ability. On his day one of the best keepers in the championship. As is his replacement Karl Darlow. A good contest, although it is as likely to be the defensive performances as the keepers that decide the clean sheets.