Former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson has hailed the impressive performances of West Bromwich Albion shot stopper Sam Johnstone this season in an interview with Football Insider.
Johnstone is pushing for promotion to the Premier League with the Baggies and Robinson believes that the goalkeeper is enjoying his best season to date and will be vitally important for West Brom for the rest of the campaign.
The 26-year-old has been an ever-present in the league for West Brom this season and the former Manchester United man is playing some of his best football for the club.
Robinson had his say on the goalkeeper: “He’s definitely having a good season there, his performances have been very, very good, he’s kept a lot of clean sheets this year.”
“He’s playing in a team that are playing that well. For someone like him, he’s 26 now, he’s been ever-present and I think this is probably his best season as a goalkeeper, from the outside looking in.”
“Watching him progress in the way that he has done, I probably wouldn’t be too far off saying, and he would probably say the same, this is his best season so far in his career.”
At times throughout the campaign, Johnstone has come in for criticism from some sections of the West Brom supporters with some claiming that the commanding of his area and less than vocal approach are two areas which could be very much improved.
However, Johnstone is still at a fairly young age for a goalkeeper and his shot stopping is extremely impressive and he has been an overall solid presence for the Midlands side this season.