West Brom star praised for ‘great’ moment in Blackpool draw

Blackpool boss Neil Critchley picked West Brom keeper Sam Johnstone for a brilliant performance during Tuesday’s 0-0 draw at Bloomfield Road.

The Blackpool boss was impressed by the England man who has been monitored by Premier League clubs at West Ham, Spurs and Arsenal in recent months.

Critchley’s men could advance to the brink of half-time but West Brom Number one denied Keshi Anderson.

“It was a big moment at half-time,” said Critchley. Blackpool Gazette.

“It was great movement from Gary to get his man. Johnstone makes a brilliant save but then it falls on Keshi.

“I’m right behind it and I’m thinking Keshi is just going to run and take it to the empty goal, but so is[Johnstone]in the England team. He gets up and makes a point-blank save.

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“If we went in 1-0, it would have changed the game.

“They don’t give many goals and they don’t give many chances, but we have some big moments.”

The 28-year-old is out of contract over the summer, and Albion are looking to advance his stay ahead of the January transfer window, where bids are likely to arrive.

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