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Randy or Adrian? Wait and see, says Bilic


Filed: Friday, 21st April 2017
By: Staff Writer


Slaven Bilic has refused to rule out a potential return for goalkeeper Adrian against Everton at the Olympic Stadium tomorrow.

Despite making a string of high-profile howlers since taking over from the Spanish stopper last November Bilic has steadfastly refused to criticise his current number one, Darren Randolph.

However speaking in an interview with the Standard today, Biilic hinted that the Irish international may have come to the end of his recent spell as first choice stopper.

"As a manager, you want all your players to be on their toes and also to be confident, not to be afraid of making mistakes," he said. "As a player, if you start being concerned about errors, then it is very likely youíll make one.

"I know there has been some criticism of Randy recently but two games ago we beat Swansea 1-0 and he was good.




"It would be totally wrong to change your goalkeeper on a weekly basis because you would lose both of them. The last thing you want is to change the goalkeeper, but sometimes you have to because things cannot go on for ever.

"Normally you have to stand behind your players whenever possible, especially goalkeepers. Even with Adrian earlier in the season I didnít want to change, but the situation came when I felt it was right for the team."

A recent poll on KUMB resulted in 95 per cent of participants voting in favour of reinstating Adrian at the expense of Randolph.





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