NEW BSC Glasgow goalkeeping coach Andy Goram
NEW BSC Glasgow goalkeeping coach Andy Goram has praised the ability of top team keepers Matt McGinley and Iain Stewart after his first session working with them.
The former Rangers and Scotland no.1 put the BSC duo through their paces at Pirie Park on Monday night.
And he said: "They are keepers of a very good standard and I'm really looking forward to working with them.
"Both of them worked so hard in the session and it's great for the coaching staff to have competition like that for the starting jersey.
"We will build on our work week by week and I was impressed by the whole set-up at BSC.
"Mind you, when I said well done to Iain I had to tell him to stop saying thank you all the time - I think he might be a Rangers fan!"
The Goalie is right, former East Kilbride FC keeper Iain did support Gers as kid and the 23-year-old BSC new boy said: “I grew up supporting Rangers and Andy is obviously one of the goalkeepers I’ve always looked up to.
“I can only remember seeing wee bits of him at Rangers when I was a kid to be honest but I’ve obviously seen DVDS and all the YouTube clips and he was some keeper.
“I think Matt and I can only learn from someone like him and it’s brilliant to have him at the club.
“The gaffer had told us at the weekend that he was bringing Andy in and I was a bit shocked, to be honest.
“I never thought I’d be training under Andy Goram but it’s happening now and having him around can only help Matt and I become better keepers.
“He took his first session on Monday and it was great so we’re both really looking forward to working under him.”
Celtic fan Matt, meanwhile, remembers Goram in his heyday only too well.
The 25-year-old - who joined BSC from Albion Rovers in the summer -said: “I’m old enough to remember Andy playing for Rangers - unfortunately!
“As a Celtic supporter, he broke my heart more frequently than I’d like to admit when I was growing up. “The one save that stands out in my mind was from Pierre van Hooijdonk’s volley in a 3-3 draw in 1995.
“That save was just unbelievable, absolutely brilliant.
“You can look back now and realise that he was one of the best and now we’ve got the opportunity to learn from one of the best.
“That’s got to be a good thing for us going forward.“It’s a brilliant boost for the club to have him in as well as for Iain and I.
“He’s seen and done it all in football and he has so much knowledge of the game. I think we’ve just got to try to take as much from him as we can.
“Just having him as our goalkeeping coach is a big confidence boost for both of us and it’s great to know that we are learning from one of the best.”
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