Scott Loach cannot wait to continue his football progression under the watchful eye of Ross Turnbull.
The former Middlesbrough and Chelsea keeper was appointed to the coaching staff by then caretaker boss Matthew Bates back in February. And Loach, who was made to pour over videos of Arsenal No 1 Petr Cech by Turnbull, admits having the 33-year-old on the books was a breath of fresh air.
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks is how the old saying goes. And while it might be a stretch to call 30-year-old Loach an old dog, it’s fair to say he’s been around the block in terms of the Football League and National League.
The keeper himself admits he cannot help but keep learning and progressing with Turnbull, even though many would think his days of soaking up new techniques and practices would be long gone.
“It will be interesting getting the chance to work with Ross for a full season,” said Loach. “I learned a lot in seven or eight weeks towards the back end of the season.
“So for me it will be good to see how much I can progress under him next year. “A full season working with Ross is something that is an exciting prospect. “I want to keep improving and keep getting better with the aim of making sure I play every single game for Pools next season, like I did last.”
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