Giant German stopper Thorsten Stuckmann believes that the entire squad will benefit from the battle for the No.1 jersey this season.
Stucki and new recruit Jamie Jones have both impressed in pre-season, and, speaking after North End’s 2-1 friendly win over Halifax Town, Stuckmann believes that the battle will be to the benefit of all.
“I really enjoyed working with Dec [Declan Rudd] last year, he was a top ‘keeper and I do enjoy working with Jamie [Jones] as well,” said Thorsten.
“I think we push each other and that’s how it needs to be.
“We both want to play off course and I think the team gets the benefit of that when two goalies are pushing each other.”
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