Bolton Boss Praises 'Top Class' Ben Alnwick

  • September 24, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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Ben Alnwick is beginning to show why he was once heralded as one of the best young goalkeepers in England, according to Bolton boss Phil Parkinson.

Alnwick, who broke into professional football at Sunderland before earning a move to Tottenham Hotspur, has failed to reach the heights he promised at the start of his career but has perhaps saved his best form for Wanderers - with the latest of impressive displays coming in Saturday's goalless draw at Ipswich Town.

Highlighting a late save from Town's Luke Chambers, Parkinson admitted the 31-year-old Alnwick is 'top class' and he believes any club in the Championship would be pleased to have the goalkeeper amongst their ranks.

"He hasn't made saves but the crosses he came for and his kicking, all that part of his game, was top class," Parkinson told "He's topped it off with one of the best saves you're likely to see.

"The whole ground started clapping when he saved it - it really was a top-class save.

"Like I've said many times, he's a very good goalkeeper and I'm pleased we've got him."

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