Date: 2nd November 2013 at 12:06am
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Young goalkeeper Andrew Dawber has said he’s loving his spell in the first team at Clitheroe after joining them for a month on loan.

The 18 year old stopper has already made three appearances for the club since moving to them, and he’s helped them to two wins in that time.

Following his debut, he also picked up the official Man of the Match award.

Speaking to the Official Site about his spell in the Evo Stik First Division North so far, he explained that he was really enjoying it and it was a good standard of football for him to test himself against, as it’s physical, direct and very very competitive.

‘You have to work hard to get the points and you know you’ve worked hard when you come off the pitch!’

He’ll still be with them for another couple of weeks yet so he should at least double his appearance record so far, and he’s said he appreciates the spell for what it is which is a learning curve and experience to give him a taste of things to come if he keeps working hard.

‘Hopefully we can push on in the next few weeks, I’m loving the fact that you have to be ready and on the ball Saturday and Tuesday. You have to concentrate and I need to learn and develop every aspect of my game.’

Dawber knows that the best things he can learn from playing games like this relate to his decision making, keeping possession and not getting carried away trying to start an attack too quickly when the team aren’t set for it and very importantly for a goalkeeper, communication and learning how to control the defence in front of you, especially at set pieces.

The spell should stand him in good stead for the future, and maybe he’ll even get an extension depending on how things go.