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Dean's Had It Tough

With the worst defensive record in the Championship, shipping a total of 77 goals this term, U's goalkeeper Dean Gerken has had a somewhat 'tough' time between the sticks.

The U's have only kept two clean sheets all season, going on a run of 38 successive games of conceding goals. Not good.

The U's poor defensive record has been down to a fragile back four, with Bela Balogh, Adam Virgo, Karl Duguid and Danny Granville all failing to impress, not goalkeeper Gerken...

Gerken has made a number of 'world class' saves to keep the U's from shipping even more goals. The young stopper's impressive displays have been justified; as West Ham boss Alan Curbishley is reportedly preparing a summer bid for the 22-year-old.

'It's been a tough season for young Dean because three of last year's back four left in the summer,' Williams said, following the U's draw away to Leicester.

'We have had a lot of injuries and different personnel in front of him. We have conceded too many goals this year and he's taken too much pressure on himself.'

The Welshmen spoke of his delight to see him earn a clean sheet against Ipswich: 'It was great to see a clean sheet from him last week (against Ipswich) and he got close to one this week.'




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Writer: StevieG Col U Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 14 2008

Time: 3:04PM

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Gerken is one of the best keepers in the league in my opinion. He made a couple of point blank saves at VIcarage Road earlier in the season and will no doubt be snapped up this summer.
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14/04/2008 15:31:00

Thanks for the comment Dr Watford. Agree is certanily up there with the likes of: Henessey, Basso, Weaver, Kiraly and Kenny! Well he said he wants to stay and play in the new stadium, fingers-crossed he does!
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14/04/2008 15:35:00

DEENO, DEENO, DEENO, DEENO, DEENO, DEENO, DEENO, DEENO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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