Perch praise for Nicholls

Wigan defender James Perch has lavished praise on goalkeeper Lee Nicholls after he made his league debut during Sunday's 0-0 draw with Charlton.

Last Updated: 28/10/13 at 17:03 Post Comment

Lee Nicholls: Praised by James Perch

Lee Nicholls: Praised by James Perch

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 21-year-old stopper was thrown in at the deep end after Scott Carson picked up an injury in the warm-up, and Perch believes Nicholls coped fantastically well.

He told the club's official website: "One thing I have to say is that Lee (Nicholls) did brilliantly to come in so late on in the afternoon under difficult circumstances.

"He obviously thought he was going to be on the bench but he showed just how prepared he can be by being ready, I thought he was exceptional.

"As soon as we knew Lee was going to be in the team, we saw it as a responsibility not to put him under any unnecessary pressure and to look after him.

"He took care of his side of the game extremely well, he came out to claim the ball and he distributed it well in tough conditions with the swirling wind.

"Lee had a full season out on loan with Northampton, so he knows what it's like to play league football and he showed maturity in his performance that we all know he's got.

"He's got real game confidence from going out on loan and it was great to have someone like Lee to step in with Scott's being absent."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Seven arrested FIFA officials to fight extradition to USA

Swiss authorities have confirmed all seven individuals arrested on charges related to corruption within FIFA will contest extradition.

Sepp Blatter lies low as David Cameron joins opposition to FIFA president's re-election

Sepp Blatter held an emergency meeting in Zurich on Thursday morning as David Cameron joined those calling for his head.

David Cameron says that Sepp Blatter should quit FIFA

Prime Minister David Cameron has supported calls for FIFA president Sepp Blatter to quit.

Mail Box

What Is It That FIFA Actually Do?

That's the question raised timidly by someone sat at the back of the room, whilst others remind that UEFA aren't perfect either. Plus a few more gone on to better XIs...

Time To Step Up, Mr Platini...

UEFA should step up and extend the Euros to replace FIFA's tarnished World Cup, say a couple of mailboxers. Also: all hail Carlo, King of the Kop, and plenty more Budget XIs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company