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It's A Given Benji Has A Bright Future, Says Shay

Shay Given believes that young goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist will shine on the Olympic stage in the coming weeks and justify why he is so highly rated by the club.

Speaking to the E&S Shay was very positive about Benji's attitude as well as his talent and he believes he's going to have a very bright future in the game.

'He comes across as a confident sort of guy, which is what you need to be a goalkeeper, but not too confident. He's keen to learn and he's got little things he needs to improve on, but he knows that himself. He's keen to listen and hopefully he'll have a big future with us. He''s only 20 so at that age I don't think he should expect too much, but with Terry (Gennoe) and the senior lads like myself and Andy Marshall coaching him I think he should be in safe hands.'

Last season Benji started training with Gennoe and Given and it seems the experiences of doing that, and warming up with Given pre match, has already had a beneficial impact on his progression so it would be nice to see him star at the Olympics and then get himself a loan spell this season for a taste of proper competitive football to really bring him on further.

With Given not returning until Monday because of the Euros, and with Benji heading out to join up with the Swiss team for the Ollies Andy Marshall will get a rare outing at Burton.

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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 12 2012

Time: 3:37PM

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Always nice to hear about an up-and-coming Villan and I have high hopes for this lad. The other thing from the article is why no Brad Guzan for the Burton game. I can only assume he has still to sign his new contract?
Thomas Holte
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12/07/2012 15:44:00

Yup, nowt official yet TH
The Fear
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12/07/2012 16:08:00

Hi praise from Given, lets face it, Shay is someone who knows all about being a good keeper!
The Fear
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12/07/2012 16:08:00

Yup Thomas, no official news on his new contract yet, being unattached it's possible he's had a longer holiday so the contract will be finalised when he hits a certain fitness level/medical type thing maybe?
mike_field
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12/07/2012 16:10:00

I hope he does really well in the Olympics.......
Pride of Lions
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12/07/2012 16:40:00

 

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