West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster reckons that ‘homework’ set by Dean Kiely has been a key reason for his decent form this season.
The Baggies No.1 revealed how Kiely (pictured right), the club’s goalkeeping coach, had been helping him prepare for games.
“Dean Kiely has been very important,” said Foster. “He’s been very helpful in how I’ve gone about my work.
“He’s level-headed and uses the same kind of approach I have. I’ve known Deano for a few years and we even grew up in more or less the same area so maybe that helped as well.
“We seem to be able to relate to each other well in how we work.
“What Deano does well is that he sees things he knows that will be of importance in games coming up, especially if you are coming up against a particular player.
“We always have Wednesdays off and on Thursday I know I’ll get to work and there will be a DVD waiting for me showing me the oppositio, how they attack, what they do at set-pieces, that kind of thing.
“So this week I’ll be looking at QPR’s strengths and weaknesses.
“It’s like homework in a way. I’ll go home, watch it on Thursday and then take another look just to refresh my memory before the games.
“It’s meticulous but that’s good, every little bit helps.
“I’m happy with my own form and I’m pleased with how things have been going.”