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Randolph’s frustration as Irons No 2

randolphDarren Randolph admits life in Adrian’s shadow is intensely frustrating but says he is not ready to seek a move or go knocking on the manager’s door.

Speaking while on international duty the goalkeeper said: “There’ll be a time when it does come – I don’t think anyone wants to just sit and not play.

‘But for the time being, I’m going to stick at it. I’ve only been there a season – this is the start of my second season – I’m not just going to give up and leave and walk away from the challenge, I’m going to keep going and see what happens.

‘Obviously, I’m not getting as much game-time as I would like, but I knew that was going to be the case anyway, so it’s the usual, just get your head down and get working and see what happens.’ “

Randolph has also spoken out on the Andy Carroll gunpoint experience which has left him and others watching their backs.

He admitted that had been frightening saying: ‘Yes, considering he left first and a lot of us had to go the same way to get back home. Everyone stuck around for a little bit longer just in case.

‘It was obviously not nice for him and not nice to hear about anybody. Obviously when it strikes a bit closer to home, it is a little bit scary.

‘I think players get targeted, but I don’t think it’s something that you wake up and think about every day. When it does happen, it does play on your mind for a few days.

‘You just hope you’re not the unlucky one it happens to.’


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3 comments on “Randolph’s frustration as Irons No 2

  1. Don’t get it. He plays well when called upon and Adrian is having a rough spell…

  2. Neither of our present keepers are top-class – I’ve read elsewhere this morning that West Ham are interested in Begovic of Chelsea, getting him out of Chelsea would be a real coup!

  3. I guess Adrian is top-class when it comes to shot-stopping on shots from short or medium distance. Apart from that he is just an ordinary keeper bare in mind he is playing in PL.

    Randolph IMO is more allround than Adrian and much better in distributing the ball. But all in all he too is just an ordinary PL-keeper (which of course in itself is not bad).

    Begovic would be fantastic, but I guess this is just one of hundreds of rumors that never materialize?

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