Accrington Stanley boss John Coleman is delighted to have competition for the place between the sticks at the Store First Stadium.The Reds have rarely had two senior goalkeepers to choose from at the start of pre-season but, following the addition of Jason Mooney from York City, Coleman now has that luxury.
It is something which has pleased the 52-year-old manager, who believes Mooney can push current stopper Ross Etheridge on to greater heights.
“It didn’t happen for Jason at York for whatever reason but he went on loan to Alfreton where he enjoyed his football and did well. It’s a chance for him to show what he can do as a League keeper,” Coleman said of the 6ft 9inch stopper on Accrington’s official site.
“He is big but that’s not the reason he is here. He is keen to work hard and do well and that’s the kind of players we want here.
“It’s something we haven’t had for a long time, as long as I can remember, two goalkeepers having started pre-season.
“There is no number one and number two keeper. It will be whoever is best on any given day and whichever one is chosen, the other will support them. It’s down to them to battle it out.”