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Kettings: “You Need Healthy Competition For A Goalkeeper.”

14 July 2016

Goalkeeper Chris Kettings believes it is important there is healthy competition for the number one position at the club.

Kettings is the second goalkeeper to join the club this summer, along with Connor Ripley who signed on a year-long loan from Premier League side Middlesbrough. 

The 23-year-old, who penned a one-year contract with the club on Tuesday, is at a stage in his career where he needs games under his belt and will be pushing Ripley all the way for that number one jersey. 

He said: “You need that healthy competition for a goalkeeper because it’s such a specialist position and you can only thrive on that competition. 

“Connor Ripley is a great lad, I’ve only been working with him a couple of days but we are getting on really well and we push each other. 

“Whoever has that number one shirt, we will make sure we push each other, and also support each other, as well.

“I was in the first team squads travelling to away games with Crystal Palace which was a good experience but there is no better experience than playing, especially for a goalkeeper, so I had a couple of loan moves, got some games under my belt and it’s helped me kick on."

Kettings spent two years with Palace and admitted a big reason for joining Oldham Athletic: “Carlo Nash was a big attraction to come to this club,” he admitted. 

“I worked with him last week and his sessions are really good so it’s a great opportunity to come and learn from someone of his statue.”

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