Boss pleased with goalkeeper's top reaction in keeping clean-sheet against Portsmouth
Will Jaaskelainen ‘deserves great credit’ for the way he bounced back from conceding six goals against Oxford on Saturday. The Finnish Under-21 International kept a clean-sheet against Pompey and redeemed himself by saving John Marquis’ penalty just before the hour mark.
Jaaskelainen judged right to make the save and he also produced two top saves in either half to make sure the Railwaymen kept a clean-sheet and deservedly came away with a point.
Saturday’s result and performance against Oxford is one to erase quickly and David Artell says that the young goalkeeper responded superbly at the Alexandra Stadium.
The Crewe boss told the club’s official website: “Will gave away the penalty but he wasn’t the only one culpable in that situation I must say.
“He redeemed himself by saving the penalty. His record is really good and he was unlucky with the one that rebounded back to the player on Saturday. He made the save and it dropped straight back to him.
The boss added: “Like everyone on Saturday against Oxford, Will had a tough afternoon but they responded well and he responded well. He deserves great credit for that and I was pleased that we worked so hard as a team to keep that clean-sheet because we know how good Portsmouth are, especially with the attacking players they have at their disposal.”