Daggers boss expects interest in star stopper
John Still feels Chris Lewington’s excellent form is likely to make him a top transfer target.
Dagenham & Redbridge boss John Still admits he is bracing himself for an influx of interest from other clubs for young goalkeeper Chris Lewington.
The 23-year-old has excelled throughout the season and was named the sponsor’s Man of the Match in Daggers 3-1 defeat to Southend United on Tuesday, after saving a second-half penalty from Ryan Hall.
The former Hampton & Richmond stopper has made the number 1 spot his own since veteran Tony Roberts retired this summer and Still admits Lewington’s performances this season are unlikely to have gone unnoticed.
“He’s a young boy and I know there will be teams that will be trying to do something with him,” said Still.
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“We’ve known for some time how Chris was and in the games that he played last year, which weren’t many, I think he did particularly well.
“But with young players, you’ve got to bring them on gradually.
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“I think he had a game at Southampton away last year and two went over his head, but that’s football.
“He had a game here against Morecambe where he let in a silly goal, he made a mistake at Northampton, but they are what I call ‘elementary things’ that he’s not going to make when he becomes a little bit older and a little bit more confident.
“As a goalkeeper there’s nothing he hasn’t got, nothing, he’s got everything.”