Gillingham manager Martin Allen has backed Tommy Forecast to perform in the FA Cup game at Preston North End
Gillingham boss Martin Allen has
given his backing to keeper Tommy Forecast to fill Stuart Nelson’s
gloves when Gills visit Preston in the FA Cup second round on
Forecast played the last 20
minutes for the Gills at Accrington after Nelson saw red for a
The former Tottenham youngster, who is
on a season-long loan from Southampton as part of the Paulo
Gazzaniga deal, had to pick the ball out of the net with his first
touch, after James Beattie converted the penalty for which Nelson
was dismissed, but was otherwise untested.
Gills other senior keeper, Ross
Flitney, has been recalled from his loan at Blue Square
Bet South Eastleigh.
"It’s fine," said Allen. "Tommy is a
good goalkeeper who has trained very hard and is getting better and
"He’s popular with the players in the
dressing room – he has been patient and deserves an opportunity to
go and do his stuff.
"Tommy is a great pro, a great lad and
he will play next Saturday."
Picture: Tommy Forecast
makes his entrance at Accrington
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