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Dream debut for Jordan Archer

24 August 2015

Lions keeper marks first start with a clean sheet

It's every player's dream to score on their debut - but for Lions goalkeeper Jordan Archer keeping a clean sheet in Saturday's 0-0 draw at Scunthorpe United was the perfect way to mark his first senior start for the team.

Archer, 22, was called into action in the opening moments at Glanford Park with an excellent one-on-one save to deny Paddy Madden, who later blasted a 79th-minute penalty over the bar.

It was an early save that certainly settled Jordan's nerves, and the keeper went on to produce a couple of further spectacular saves - the pick of which was an astonishing reaction stop to keep out Madden's injury-time header.

"It was my first game, so there were a few nerves," Jordan told LionsPlayerHD.

"I found out in training on Friday that I was going to be playing, so to make an early save like that settled those nerves and enabled me to relax and enjoy myself.

"I was pleased with my personal performance, but the boys bailed me out a few times in the last 20 minutes with a few goal-line clearances, so I owe a lot to the team.

"It's always nice to make a few saves, although if I had to choose one it would be the one at the end where I tipped it onto the crossbar.

"It was one of the most eventful 0-0s I have been involved with. It was an entertaining game, however, I'm disappointed not to get the three points as we did have a few chances.

"Overall though, the boys dug in deep and it was a great point to take."

A full interview with Jordan is available to LionsPlayerHD subscribers here

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