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Hurst: Dean's Certainly Not Let Us Down
Thursday, 20th Sep 2018 16:30

Blues manager Paul Hurst has been impressed with keeper Dean Gerken’s displays since his big decision to drop three-times-Player of the Year Bartosz Bialkowski.

Gerken, 33, was brought into the team for the Norwich match just before the international break and has kept the shirt for the last two matches.

“I think I’ve heard the fans singing his name and rightly so because I felt for him a little bit when I made that call and a lot of the talk was more about who wasn’t in the team rather than focusing the lads are in there,” Hurst said.

“Dean’s certainly not let us down, he’s made good saves in the Hull game. I think the Norwich one as it turned out, he didn’t have too many saves to make in truth, but then did well at Hull to keep us in the game, albeit it didn’t help us in the end.

“And then the other night, a couple of big saves at good times and I’m sure he’ll be pleased to get back in the team and show what he can do.”

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LonE17Blue added 16:46 - Sep 20
Not yet! Joking aside good on him!

Karlosfandangal added 16:51 - Sep 20
Still waiting for someone to slag him off as they did when he was not in the team

Michael101 added 17:06 - Sep 20
What is going on with bart? Has somebody got to him at the wolf cup.looks a different player

ArnieM added 18:38 - Sep 20
Don’t think there any big mystery regarding BART. He’s a player like any other player in the squad. And he’s out of form , and has been since the start of the season. When he’s recovered this , he may be able to push for a start. Until then Gerken is more than capable , and in a lot of respects better than Bart.

I think some on here need to stop putting him on a pedestal.

Surco72 added 18:52 - Sep 20
Certainly think Gerks has done well since being given his chance and Bart was off form , but overall think Bart is a much better keeper in commanding his area , kicking from hand and goal kicks and defenders have more confidence in him

alfromcol added 18:53 - Sep 20
Two or three years ago Bart and Gerk were much of a muchness, Both had mistakes in them, but generally they were good Championship keepers. Bart got the shirt and took hs chance and the rest is history.

No reason why, now Gerk has got the shirt, that history will repeat itself. ( Gerk could become an International keeper).

Taricco_Fan added 18:55 - Sep 20
Good on Gerken. He's making the most of an opportunity I doubt he ever expected and has done nothing to warrant being dropped to the bench.

sixtyblue added 19:01 - Sep 20
BART is a far superior keeper.Most problems in games played are due to disastrous mistakes by defenders.Having war he Mr Hursts signings I do not think he knows a good player if he saw one.Most of the signings have not hit the ground with much sign of championship ability.

Northstandveteran added 19:57 - Sep 20
Perhaps M.E's plan all along was to get Bart under contract so that he is worth more ££££'s in the January sales?

How I enjoy being cynical 😁

ThaiBlue added 20:30 - Sep 20
Gerken has been very patient for us and
deserves to stay in the team on his current form, don't want to see either of the keepers we have make mistakes so good luck to gerken but sure Bart who is a cracking keeper knows the score after his current argument in my book.

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