TOWN keeper Matt Glennon will seek his third clean sheet in four games against Leyton Orient on Saturday buoyed by a ringing endorsement from his manager.
The former Carlisle player has been subjected to fans’ criticism at times this season, but Andy Ritchie has never lost faith.
“Everyone’s entitled to their opinion, but I don’t really understand why Matt came in for some rough treatment,” said Ritchie.
“To be honest I was totally bemused by it, because I didn’t think he should have been getting any at all.
“All players make occasional mistakes, and those by keepers tend to come under more scrutiny because they often cost goals.
“But I don’t think Matt’s made many, and he’s certainly pulled off far more good saves which have kept us in matches.
“There were a couple of crucial ones at Swansea last Friday (when Town won 1-0), and he has plenty of good all-round qualities.
“His handling is solid, he is brave in one-on-ones and he comes out to collect aerial balls with confidence.
“For me, he’s been good all season, not just recently.”
Signed by Ritchie’s predecessor Peter Jackson from St Johnstone the close-season before last, Glennon has started all 68 matches since.
He’s been forced off just once – by a finger injury during last season’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy defeat by Doncaster.
Town’s League I rivals Carlisle are reportedly interested in taking Chris Brandon on loan ahead of today’s deadline.
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