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Lainton proud of debut

8 February 2014

Goalkeeper happy with first Brewers outing

New loan signing Rob Lainton was thrilled to keep a clean sheet on his Burton Albion debut after joining the Brewers prior to kick-off on a one-month loan deal.

The 24-year-old goalkeeper had been training with the Brewers all week but signed a one-month deal ahead of the 1-0 win at the Globe Arena, replacing Dean Lyness between the sticks.

He said afterwards: “It is my first game and my first clean sheet so I am really proud of it.

“I have got to thank the back four though, we’ve got two big commanding centre halves and it helps me out massively.

“I thought we had the better chances to be honest with you, they didn’t really have many shots.”

He added: “I wasn’t really tested.”

The 6ft 4in stopper played down the cut-up pitch at the Globe Arena, admitting he had played on worse in his career.

“It was a great game, get your boots and try and play on there, I’ve played on worse to be honest.”

With the game finely poised throughout, Lainton had little to do on his debut and the former Bolton goalkeeper was happy to have a quiet afternoon if it meant the side were on top.

“Obviously you want to make saves as a goalkeeper but if they (the defence) keep the shots off me then we’re keeping clean sheets and we can go the other end and score goals and win games,” he explained.

After training with the side all week, Lainton explains how his now teammates made him feel welcome.

“I came down at the start of the week so I got to know the boys, who are a great set of lads and made me feel welcome straight away.

“I am pleased to be here to play games and hopefully help the team push into those promotion places and try and get up automatically."

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