Date: 2nd July 2015 at 10:03am
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It looked like one, or both, of Chris Weale and Artur Krysiak wouldn’t have a future with Yeovil but Paul Sturrock has now confirmed the pair will remain at Huish Park for the coming season and will be back for pre-season training at the end of the week.

After much deliberating Sturrock’s decided that their experience would benefit us so has changed his views and feels that these two are the right ones to battle it out for the no.1 spot this season.

Sturrock, a former ‘keeper himself, knows a thing or two about the position so should be a good judge!

Commenting on the Official Website Sturrock also announced that Weale will double up as our goalkeeping coach too, something he will be help out in that department as well.

‘Artur and Chris will both be returning to Yeovil Town for pre-season training on Friday.

‘They will both be fighting it out for the number one jersey throughout the pre-season schedule and into next season.

‘Chris will have a dual role at the club as he will also be the goalkeeper coach. I am also a qualified goalkeeper coach so will also be helping in that area.’

He went onto speak about John Terry’s views on Pet Cech following his move across London from Chelsea to Arsenal and how he feels he’ll be worth ‘at least 14 points’ to his new club given his experience and quality.

Experience is something Sturrock feels we need in this area, which is something both have.

The competition will, all being well, ‘put an edge to their game that will see both players improve’ as well. A line has been drawn under last season with both getting a ‘clean slate’ for this coming season.

Sturrock added.

‘After last season the slate is wiped clean and it is up to one of the goal keepers to impress me enough to earn the number one shirt.’

On the topic of competition for places Sturrock finished by saying he hoped to have two players competing for each position and is also keen on two or three utility players to ‘help the dynamics of the squad.’

I expected that one would still have a future at the club but have to confess I didn’t think that both would but back Sturrock’s decision making.

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