Imps Triallist Keeper To Choose Flat Lands Either Way

Last updated : 19 January 2011 By Neil Hobbs


James McKeown clearly likes the flatlands with a trip to Holland next on his list of trial venues. After playing for the Imps against Hull City in midweek, James a free agent, turned out at Boston following a cup tie issue over Dan Haystead. The Pilgrims lost 0-1 at Gloucester City in the FA Trophy although McKeown stood out in an otherwise poor Pilgrims performance.

Imps fans, aghast at Anyon, should not give up hope of us landing a consistent keeper at some point either.  It would appear according to our friends at Football Buster that the ball is firmly in the Imps court with James waiting for the Imps to make the first move. Could his Holland trip quip be a bargaining ploy having got wind that the Imps may move for another keeper?

James McKeown is a talented lad who kept 14 clean sheets in his first 18 games for Boston. Steve Tilson and Paul Brush have also had their eyes on him for some time. His form and their interest suggest he could at least get a short term deal given the idiosyncrasies of Joe Anyon. With the game in the bag on Saturday Joe looked to have thrown it away only to then save a penalty.

Clearly the Imps keystone cops defence does not need a custard pie chucking chief inspector. Having seen McKeown at Boston this season, an uninspiring first half at Hull should be regarded as just a blip.  He did well second half, once he had become familiar with his back four. Regular training seesions will certainly help there.