Modest Tyler is Town’s one-on-one hero

Classy keeper Mark Tyler was again at his best on Monday as he pulled off three important stops to help the Hatters hold then leaders Cambridge United to a goalless draw at Kenilworth Road, writes Mark Wood.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 28th August 2013, 12:59 pm
Mark Tyler
Mark Tyler

He superbly denied Richard Tait and the offside-looking Nathan Arnold in one-on-one situations in the first half before rescuing young centre-half Alex Lacey in the second period when his underhit pass had allowed half time substitute Delano Sam-Yorke a clear run on goal.

Tyler, 36, was glad to have been able to help Lacey out, saying: “I thought Lacey was outstanding, he won probably every header.

“Yes he’s going to make mistakes, he’s in his fourth league game but the boy will be a good player. He just needs to open his mouth a little bit more but that comes with playing games and getting more experience.

“I was in the same situation at his age, but he’ll learn and he’ll definitely be an outstanding player for the club.

“Tyler was modest as ever about his contribution, but admitted it was great to make some saves, adding: “Of course it is, that’s my job to keep clean sheets.

“To play two games in three days and in that heat with that fitness, it was unbelievable by the lads and that’s credit to Dave (Richardson) and the fitness guys.

“It’s not as if we’re not giving it our all. We just need to pick up the three points and the win to start moving in the right direction.”

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