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4 March 2013

Consistency the key says Kevin

The Lions face Dean Saunders' Wolverhampton Wanderers side at The Den on Tuesday night (7.45pm) looking to bounce back from Saturday's defeat to Leeds United.
Kenny Jackett's side ended a run of five straight League defeats away at Middlesbrough the previous weekend but went down at Elland Road thanks to Stephen Warnock's second-half penalty.
It could've been worse, however, but for some heroics between the sticks from David Forde - including a stunning save from Ross McCormack's spot-kick in the opening forty-five minutes.
The Irishman has been in terrific form for Millwall so it seemed only right that we speak to Kevin Pressman, the goalkeeping coach here at The Den, who talks at length with us about his position in the matchday programme and Kevin, understandably, is full of praise for The Lions number one.
"The key to goalkeeping is consistency and that is what Fordey is experiencing at the moment. It's important you can provide a 7/10 performance every week with the occasional 10/10, which Fordey does."
Pressman took over the role last summer, bringing with him a wealth of experience after a long and distinguished playing career which was spent mostly with Sheffield Wednesday and he wasted no time in setting his standards for the keepers here at the club.
"It's important that you treat your good games the same as the ones where you haven't done so well - you can't get over excited or too down.
It's a case of analysing everything to find perfection. I always said to myself as a player that if I had the perfect game I'd retire - and there was never a perfect game in the 600 or so I played. I have that same obsession as a coach and I want to instil that in the goalkeepers here at Millwall."
To hear more from Kevin, as well as all of our usual features, don't forget to pick up your copy of Tuesday's matchday programme for just £3.
Tickets are on general sale for the Wolves game and can be bought from the ticket office right up until kick-off.

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