Play­ers com­pete for their places

Accrington Observer - - SPORT - SHELDAN KEAY

JOHN Cole­man is glad to once again have com­pe­ti­tion for places in his goal­keep­ing depart­ment af­ter re­veal­ing Max Stry­jek has re­turned to Ac­cring­ton Stan­ley.

Stry­jek has been out of ac­tion since mak­ing his de­but for Stan­ley at the start of Septem­ber, suf­fer­ing a ham­string in­jury in that match and spend­ing the past eight weeks re­cov­er­ing at Sun­der­land.

He is now back with the Reds, and Cole­man is ex­pect­ing a fierce chal­lenge for the num­ber one shirt be­tween him and fel­low goal­keeper Aaron Chap­man.

“Max is back with us now and hope­fully he is over his ham­string trou­bles, it means that we have two fully-fit goal­keep­ers fight­ing for a start­ing place,” he told the club’s of­fi­cial web­site. We’ve come through a busy week of foot­ball rel­a­tively un­scathed. A couple of lit­tle nig­gles but we’re hop­ing to have a fully-fit squad to choose from.”

Chap­man has been in be­tween the sticks for Stan­ley since Stry­jek’s in­jury, putting in a num­ber of im­pres­sive per­for­mances dur­ing that time. One of those per­for­mances came on Satur­day, when he kept a clean sheet away from home and helped his side pick up a 2-0 vic­tory over Crewe Alexandra.

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