Some notes on Spurs Under 21’s goalkeeper Josh Keeley and his impressive start to the 2022/23 season:

19 year old goalkeeper Josh Keeley joined Spurs from League of Ireland side St Patrick’s Athletic during the summer, and the Republic of Ireland youth international who is from Dunboyne, in County Meath, was recently called-up to the Republic of Ireland Under 21 side for the first time. However, Josh has in my opinion done really well since he joined Spurs, and in all seven matches that he has been involved in for the Spurs Under 21 side (including pre-season matches) he has impressed, and made some really good decisions and saves in those matches. From his debut against Bromley in a pre-season friendly, I noticed just how confident Josh Keeley was in his decision making, and also with the ball at his feet, and he kept a clean-sheet in that match. The goalkeeper has kept two clean-sheets from five competitive matches for the Spurs Under 21 side, so far this season.

With good and impressive distribution, Josh is so quick off of his line and out of his penalty area to clear the ball. And he is very good at doing this. He did well at the pre-season Tournoi Européen, in France, and after making some impressive saves on his Premier League 2 debut against Leicester City in August, Keeley impressed once again, in his next Premier League 2 match, against Everton. A game that I thought he was the Spurs Under 21’s best player in. Always alert inside his penalty area, the brother of Ballymena United player Conor Keeley, traveled with the Spurs first team to South Korea in pre-season for two friendly matches in July. However, in the Premier League 2 fixture with Everton, which Spurs lost 2-0, Josh Keeley made some very good saves to keep Spurs in the game.

 A commanding goalkeeper from set-pieces, Keeley had an excellent game against Wycombe Wanderers in a Papa Johns Trophy group-stage fixture, earlier this season. Making a number of impressive and very important saves during the match, as he helped Spurs to keep a clean-sheet in a 0-0 draw, in normal time. Although it’s still very early days in his career at Spurs, Josh has so far done really well in all of the games that he has been involved in with the Spurs Under 21 side, and not just in how good his shot-stopping has been, but also in his all-round game, and overall reading of the game. I would like to wish Josh all the very best of luck for the rest of the season. 

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