Neil Aspin says Ryan Boot may get chance in FA Cup game

Neil Aspin says Ryan Boot may get chance in FA Cup game

Neil Aspin says that his “hands are tied” over the club’s keeping situation but youngster Ryan Boot may play in the FA Cup clash against Oxford United.

The club have now used five goalkeepers already this season but both loanees Kelle Roos and Dimitar Evtimov have made mistakes which has seen some fans call for Boot to be given a chance.

So, I have to make a decision whether he plays on Friday. If he gets his chance then it is down to him…

FA rules mean that the emergency loan moves for Kelle Roos and Dimitar Evtimov would become invalid if the club has a fit keeper with five senior appearances on their books. Rob Lainton and Sam Hornby are both injured but Boot would reach that number if he played three more games.

Aspin told the media after the home defeat to Oxford United that: “Because of the goalkeeping situation I have inherited at the club, my hands are slightly tied. I have spoken to Ryan Boot, who is fit, and explained the situation to him.

“But once he has played the number of games then he will have to play all the games. So, I have to make a decision whether he plays on Friday. If he gets his chance then it is down to him. But then we will be faced with a situation that we can’t bring any other keepers in.”

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