All Whites goalkeeper Max Crocombe has delivered a Player of the Match performance and kept a clean sheet in his first start for new club Burton Albion.
Crocombe played a blinder in Albion’s 0-0 draw at Wycombe Wanderers in England’s League One.
Crocombe got his start after first-choice goalkeeper Jamal Blackman was injured during the midweek game against Shrewsbury Town, in which the New Zealand shot-stopper came off the bench to replace him.
Main photo: Max Crocombe … off to a great start for his new club. Photo credit: Burton Albion.
Albion assistant manager John Dreyer said of Crocombe:
“He was terrific, I think, in his all-round game.
“His kicking was very good, he commanded his box, he gathered crosses and free-kicks, he made an outstanding point-blank save – I think he was offside coming from the left-hand side but he was fantastic.
“He really staked a claim for that No 1 shirt.”
Crocombe, who joined Albion from Grimsby Town during the northern summer, will likely be in the All Whites squad to play Australia’s Socceroos in London on Tuesday October 17.