Mansfield Town goalkeeper Scott Shearer fully deserved his accolade at part of the Football League Team of the Week last weekend, said manager Adam Murray.
Shearer made history, becoming the first keeper for the club to save two separate penalty kicks in one match, aside of shoot-outs, and Murray said Shearer deserved his place in the spotlight after spending much of the season trying to depose Brian Jensen from the No.1 spot.
“He has proved over the last couple of weeks what a good goalkeeper he is,” said Murray ahead of tomorrow’s tough game at promotion rivals Plymouth Argyle.
“We are really privileged in that area to have Brian and Scott – two massive characters, two massive goalkeepers physically and mentally.
“He has been brilliant. His attitude to the whole group when he wasn’t playing was superb. He has come in and done what we expected him to do.
“On Tuesday he was outstanding again. He deserves this. Now it’s up to him to keep his place and keep his standards.”