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Garratt Returning To His Best Form

28 September 2015

Steve says goalkeeper growing in confidence after returning from last season's broken leg.

Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis believes that his goalkeeper Ben Garratt is beginning to return to his best following his comeback from a broken leg. The highly-rated youngster made his return at the start of the season after suffering a fracture away at Barnsley last February. 

Davis believes that the former England Youth International needed a number of games to adjust to the psychological aspect of overcoming a serious injury but that the 21-year-old is making critical saves in matches. Garratt certainly pulled off a number of important saves at Walsall on Saturday to make sure we came away with a point for our efforts. He was immense in the final 20 minutes of the game, making superb stops to deny the likes of Anthony Ford, Tom Bradshaw and Jordan Cook.

Steve told the club’s official web-site: “Ben made some great saves at Walsall and that is going to be vital if we are going to pick up points. There were far too many shots going in for my liking but Ben made some key saves.

“He is improving all the time and needed a bit of time after coming back from injury. It is more to do with the psychological side of things after an injury like that. It can be the decision making to come for balls or dive at the strikers’ feet but he has been fine.

“I think he will only get better over the next 10 games or so and if he can make those saves that he really shouldn’t and improve on his distribution then he has the potential to be a top goalkeeper.

He added: “We tend to forget how young he is because he seems to have been around for a long time, but he is still only 21 and will only get better.”

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