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Gillingham keeper Tomas Holy grateful for Stuart Nelson's guidance

Tomas Holy has praised the man he is keeping out of the Gillingham team for his helping hand.

The 25-year-old Czech keeper started Saturday’s draw at Doncaster while fellow Gills keeper Stuart Nelson was left at home.

But Holy was keen to thank his fellow stopper.

Tomas Holy in action against Doncaster. Picture: Ady Kerry
Tomas Holy in action against Doncaster. Picture: Ady Kerry

“Nels has more experience and he gives me advice,” said Holy. “It is a bonus for me that Nels is at Gillingham.

“Me and (fellow Gills pro) Tom (Hadler) and the other goalkeepers get help from Nelson. We are friends and like a little family in a big family.”

Holy started six games at the end of last season, before being overlooked for the final-game showdown at Northampton.

But he now looks like being head coach Ady Pennock’s first choice between the posts.

Holy said: “I couldn’t wait for Saturday and was looking forward to the first game.

“The point is good for us. I was busy but it’s football and it’s our job. It is good for me, it was a clean sheet, which was good.

“Maybe I was lucky a few times, maybe the finishes could have been better, but it’s a clean sheet and it’s great for the team.

“Every guy worked 100% and I love working with them. It was a great job for the whole team.”

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