Manchester United youngster Nathan Bishop spoke to the Mansfield Town club website earlier this month about his frustration at not conceding a goal so far.
The meeting of the weekend between the second-placed Leyton Orient and his away team in Mansfield in 20th place did not seem likely for him to finally get his first place.
But that’s exactly what happened. Mansfield held on to secure a surprising 0-0 draw and Bishop conceded his first goal in his ninth league game for the club.
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Praise to young goalkeepers
Despite his team’s tough start to the season, Bishop has done pretty well for League Two.
His contribution to the result was praised by manager Nigel Clough after the game.
Clough said on the club website: “” The goalkeeper ” [Nathan Bishop] Made some good saves, especially an outstanding one towards the end. “
Mansfield’s chances were hampered by a red card in the 85th minute, but they kept the point.
Bishop, 21, said on the club website after the game: “I’m just excited about it” [the team’s performance] and was happy about a clean sheet. “
A platform to build
It was really positive that Mansfield stayed in goal at Bishop despite the bad start to the season and refused to make a change.
Matej Kovar was out on loan at Swindon last season and was eventually called back early by United.
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This clean sheet of paper gives Bishop confidence and helps him when he tries to move on and help his side at the table.
A strong loan deal this season will potentially make him even more attractive next season. Di’Shon Bernard secured a championship loan this season after playing in the second division last season.
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