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City’s goalkeepers influencing Wiles-Richards

Harvey Wiles-Richards is learning day in, day out from working alongside his fellow goalkeepers at Bristol City.

The 18-year-old shotstopper joins Dan Bentley, Max O’Leary and Jojo Wollacott under the training programme of Goalkeeper Coach Pat Mountain at the Robins High Performance Centre as well as with Ali Hines at the club's Academy.

He is a regular in the Under-23s this season after joining the young Robins from Bath City, having made the positional change from striker to goalkeeper only a few years ago.

But he is learning a lot and learning fast, with a blend of first team experience and playing time with the Under-23s.

🎥 Watch: Wiles-Richards reflects after the Millwall game

 

“I have a lot of confidence so it’s making sure I’m staying on that right level,” Wiles-Richards said, reflecting on the influence of his senior pros. “I’m involved in the banter and they’re good, so from the goalkeeping side of it what is there not to learn? They’re brilliant, everything they have taught me I have tried to take on board for my own game.

“The first team are very welcoming, there’s a bit of banter and some stick but that’s how it is. Max, Bents and Jojo are all good and then I get to play games so it’s the best of both worlds.

“I just to want to keep playing football and enjoying it is the main goal for me. I’ve come here and I’m playing, to try and push on into the first team and keep working at it.”

Wiles-Richards kept a clean sheet as the Under-23s ran out 3-0 winners over Millwall at a sunny Optima Stadium on Tuesday (March 30th).

City struck three times in seven first-half minutes with goals from Zak Smith, Louis Britton and Tommy Conway.

The result sees the young Robins increase their position at the top of the Professional Development League South table.

The keeper said: “It was beautiful with the unbelievable weather which added to the three points, another clean sheet after last week and we’re 11 points clear in the table so we’re flying.”

Follow City Under-23s on club channels as they return to action away to Ipswich Town on Tuesday (April 6th, 12pm KO).

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