All Whites ‘keeper Max Crocombe signs with English League One Burton Albion

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Auckland-born goalkeeper Max Crocombe will play in England’s League One next season after signing a two-year deal with Burton Albion.

The New Zealand international left League Two club Grimsby Town at the end of his contract, after declining a new deal, and says he’s looking forward to working with Albion manager Dino Maamria again.

Main photo: Max Crocombe is unveiled as a Burton Albion player. Photo credit: Burton Albion FC.

“I’ve worked with Max before when I was at Southport when he was a young goalie,” Maamria said.

“He showed a huge potential back then and he’s gone on to be an international goalkeeper,

“He’s a great character as a human being and as a person. I think he fits in really well with what we’re trying to do as a club.”

Crocombe (29) said: “I’m delighted to be here. I’ve worked with Dino Maamria before so that was a big factor, knowing how he wants to work. We had a good amount of success when we worked together so I’m really excited to be here.”

Crocombe said he was pleased to have made the progression from England’s National League to League Two, and now to League One.

The ‘keeper played every minute of the club’s last season for Grimsby, keeping 19 clean sheets in 59 games.

His performances earned him a recall to the All Whites after a five-year absence from the national squad, and he was in the side for the friendly against Qatar that was abandoned at half-time.

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