They might be goalkeeping rivals, but St Mirren’s Jak Alnwick has nothing but praise for Dean Lyness. Alnwick has been St Mirren’s first choice goalkeeper for practically the entire season. However, Lyness stepped in when Alnwick was recently ordered off against Hibernian.

The number two goalkeeper started against Kilmarnock, and kept a clean sheet in a 2-0 win. Alnwick has since regained his place in goals, but he feels that Lyness is a player who deserves credit for how he performed as stand-in goalkeeper.

“He’s brilliant”

“It’s brilliant. I’ve not really had a chance to speak about it, full credit to Dean. In training every day he’s brilliant” he said.

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St Mirren goalkeeper Dean Lyness (Photo by Mick Walker – CameraSport via Getty Images)

“He works hard, it doesn’t matter the situation, we’ll have a good laugh. It’s one of them groups where you look forward to going out and training.

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“Even if there has been a bad performance on a Saturday, or a brilliant performance it’s always the same. It’s professional when we need it to be. Full credit to Dean. He was brilliant when he came in.”

Expected teammate to perform well

Alnwick wasn’t surprise that Lyness did well in his rare start against Kilmarnock.

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Dean Lyness kept a clean sheet for St Mirren recently (Photo by Chris Vaughan – CameraSport via Getty Images)

“I wasn’t surprised when he kept a clean sheet. The way he trains, I had no doubt he was going to do well. I’m actually really happy for him” Alnwick concluded.

St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin seems to have a good problem on his hands, as he has two goalkeepers on his books that he knows can perform well when called upon. Goodwin will likely have no qualms about starting Lyness in a game if the situation calls for it.

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