Port Vale boss Neil Aspin appoints former Stoke player Ronnie Sinclair as goalkeeper coach

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Port Vale manager Neil Aspin has appointed former Stoke player and Leeds teammate Ronnie Sinclair as his new goalkeeping coach.

Former  goalkeeping coach Dan Watson left Vale Park to join League 2 Carlisle. Aspin was surprised at the departure saying: “We didn’t expect the goalkeeping coach we had to leave but he had a very good offer he couldn’t turn down from Carlisle.

“If that’s the case you can’t stand in his way. We have been without a goalkeeping coach since he left.”

Aspin said the former Potters keeper wasn’t the only candidate for the job: ”There were a couple of people who enquired about the job.

“Ronnie is someone I knew from when I played at Leeds, he was a goalkeeper then.

“His CV is good, he’s worked in football all his life and he’s got a lot of qualifications.

“About ten days ago I offered him the chance to come in and last week he accepted.

“Young keepers will benefit the most from working with a goalkeeping coach, I think it’s a positive step.

“He’s a good bloke but it’s mainly because his CV is good, in terms of working in academies and working with goalkeepers so he will benefit the keepers we have”

Sinclair started his first day working with the Vale goalkeepers yesterday.

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