Southend United manager Paul Sturrock explains change of goalkeeper for Torquay United clash (From Echo)
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Southend United manager Paul Sturrock explains change of goalkeeper for Torquay United clash
SOUTHEND United manager Paul Sturrock insisted he decided to change goalkeepers for Saturday's draw against Torquay in a further bid to freshen up his side.
The Blues boss selected Daniel Bentley between the sticks in place of Paul Smith.
And he was full of praise for Bentley's display.
“I had freshened up the team in most places and thought it was time to do the same in goal,” explained Sturrock.
“I thought Daniel put in a very competent performance too.
“There's an old man trapped in a young body with him and he didn't show any nerves at all.
“He organised the defence well, kicked well and made a couple of good saves too so I was pleased with how he played.”