As the start of the 2021/22 campaign draws closer, we're taking a look at some of the super savers to look out for across the EFL's three divisions...
You – with the help of a smart meter and In-Home Display
Requesting a smart meter, and an accompanying in-home display, could help you track your energy usage and make sure that Kaminski, Hladký and Covolan aren’t the only ones making savings.
Because, getting a smart meter installed is a great way to monitor the energy you are consuming. The handy in-home display shows you how much you are spending in near-real time, and this can help you find ways to reduce energy waste around your home and save money. For example, you can save around £35 a year just by remembering to turn your appliances off standby mode according to of the Energy Saving Trust.
Visit our smart meter reviews to find out more about how people are using their new meters to save energy and money.
Thomas Kaminski - Blackburn Rovers
It's been a few months to remember for Blackburn's Belgian shot-stopper. Not only was he named Rovers' Player of the Season at the club's end-of-season awards following a standout debut campaign in England, he also recently joined up with Belgium's Euro 2020 squad after an injury to countryman Simon Mignolet. The 28-year-old, who made the switch to East Lancashire from Gent last summer, will be hoping for more of the same when league football resumes, having kept double-figure clean sheets in the Championship last term. A league winner in both Belgium and Denmark during his career already, Kaminski's experience could prove key again in 2021/22.
Václav Hladký - Ipswich Town
The Czech goalkeeper comes into the new campaign on the back of a fantastic season for Salford City in League Two, where he won the Golden Glove following 22 clean sheets in total. Hladky's performances also saw him voted the Ammies' Player of the Season by the club's supporters, and earned him a summer move to League One side Ipswich Town, where he'll hope to continue his excellent displays. In the delayed 2020 Papa John's Trophy Final, played on 13 March 2021, the 30-year-old saved the decisive penalty from Portsmouth's Ronan Curtis to help Salford win 4–2 on penalties at Wembley Stadium.
Lucas Covolan - Port Vale
The Brazilian goalkeeper made headlines after heading home a dramatic injury-time equaliser for Torquay United in the National League Play-Off Final before saving two penalties in the shoot-out and, although he would still end up on the losing side, the 30-year-old will get a crack at EFL football in 2021/22 after Port Vale secured his services in June. "He's hungry to prove he’s a League-level player and we feel he has all the attributes to succeed at this level," said Vale boss Darrell Clarke, and Covolan will no doubt be eager to prove his new manager right when the new campaign begins.