"We all know Joe is number one," Rodwell said. "Pantilimon is always there - Joe is number one and Costel is good competition for him.
'He is a good lad, who trains well every day. He and Richard Wright are both good. He put on a good performance at Newcastle.
"He is an international keeper, but having Joe in front of you it would be difficult for a lot of keepers.
"He digs away, put in a good performance, and the League Cup is good for him this season."
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