Monday 17 June 2019

Randolph impresses on Charlton debut

Charlton Athletic manager Alan Pardew has heaped praise on goalkeeper Darren Randolph after his superb English Premiership debut.

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The Republic of Ireland 'B' international made some fine saves last Sunday at Anfield, and was just about beaten by Liverpool's Harry Kewell's last-minute penalty to deny the already relegated Addick's a famous win.

Pardew revealed he was not surprised by the stopper's super show between the posts with Liverpool loanee Scott Carson ineligible.

'The professionalism Darren shows in training as back-up to Scotty was evident. You can't put a performance like that in without a lot of hard work that no one ever sees. It's fair play to (goalkeeping coach) Mike Kelly and to Darren that the performance was at that level'.

Elsewhere, Barry Corr was released this week by Sheffield Wednesday. But the striker is in talks with Swindon Town about making his move to The County Ground permanent.

The former Leeds United man is now looking to secure a move to the Robins after linking up with Paul Sturrock's side on loan in March.

Sturrock, who knows Corr well from his time in charge at Hillsborough, was impressed with the ex-St. Anthony's schoolboys performances in which he scored three times in eight games as they secured promotion to the English League One.

'Barry is someone I would like to see in my plans next season as he had a great impact during his time here this term,' he explained. 'We are talking to him and we will see what we can do'.