Steve Davis says for a young goalkeeper to reach 100 games is a tremendous achievment.
appearance for the club tomorrow. Garratt has established himself as the club’s number one stopper over the last three seasons after battling it for a place with the likes of Steve Phillips, Alan Martin and Scott Shearer in the past. thCrewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis has praised his number one goalkeeper Ben Garratt as he gets set to mark his 100
The Shrewsbury-born Garratt has developed into one of the most promising young goalkeepers in the country and Davis is full of admiration as his 21-year-old prepares for his own personal milestone.
Garratt made his debut in the club’s final game of the 2012/13 season against Walsall when Steve Davis named a starting XI consisting of eleven Academy graduates. Garratt kept an impressive clean-sheet as we won the game 2-0 at Gresty Road.
Steve said of Garratt’s achievement: “He has been a terrific goalkeeper for us and really played well over the last few months. I didn’t think he started the season as well as he would have liked but he has rediscovered the form that saw him named Player-of-the-Year last season. He is getting back to that kind of form.
“It is a great achievement to have reached 100 games, especially as he is only 21. I don’t think there will be many young goalkeepers playing that amount of games. He is now an experienced goalkeeper and he will only get better.
“He works hard with Fred (Barber) to improve his all-round game and he knew that he would get an opportunity to play here. To have played 100 games as a 21-year goalkeeper is a fantastic achievement and he has the potential to go on and play higher in the future.”