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Garratt: "Glad I Contributed To Us Getting A Point"

16 October 2018

Ben Garratt believes that he is finding a consistent level again after losing his place at the beginning of the season to Dave Richards. The former England Youth International had to frustratingly sit out the first five games of the new season but returned for the away trip to Carlisle United at the end of August.

Garratt certainly performed heroics in keeping Bury out on Saturday. He was beaten just once by a Nicky Maynard tap-in but made four outstanding saves to protect a point for us. He certainly ran his skipper, George Ray, close for the Man-of-the-Match award.

Following the 1-1 draw with the Shakers: “I’ve never lost confidence in what I can do, but if you can put performance after performance in, you do tend to grow and hopefully I’m finding that consistent level again now.

 “My goal is to keep the ball out of the net and every time I do so, I’m happy. I’m disappointed not to have got a clean sheet but when you do contribute it is a good feeling.

“That’s what I’m there for and thankfully I’ve managed to help the lads. They’ve protected me well recently and I haven’t been particularly busy in games.

“I was more busy than we’d like, but I just did my job.

“There’s so much that goes into goalkeeping, little split-second decisions and movements.

Ben added: “We try our best to recreate them during the week, we do a lot of good work and we work extremely hard to make sure when the time comes on a Saturday or Tuesday we have the capabilities to make saves.”


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