Boss lays down Gilmartin gauntlet

27 April 2009 05:25
The Trinidad & Tobago goalkeeper returned to the fray at the weekend after missing the last five games due to family reasons - during which time Rene Gilmartin stepped in, performing admirably despite his howler against Huddersfield last time out.

And although Ince responded by making a series of match-winning saves in the 1-0 victory at stadium:mk, Hutchings insists his younger team-mate is pushing him all the way for a regular spot in the Saddlers' starting XI.

"That is what Clayton gets paid for and I expect him to do it," said the Saddlers boss. "Rene has done it in the past.

"It is always a close call in selection and it is nice to have competition for places. I always said Rene would get some games. He has had those games and it has done his confidence and experience a world of good.

"It is a team performance and Rene has done very well in recent weeks, but I decided to change it and we will have to see what happens next week."

Source: Team_Talk