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Everton defender Keane: No Pickford doubts; he fills you with confidence

Everton defender Michael Keane says no-one has doubts about the form of Jordan Pickford.

The England No.1 has been under increased scrutiny so far this season after a number of perceived mistakes during the Blues' opening matches.

But Keane told evertonfc.com: "Jordan fills you with confidence when you play in front of him. He is always talking and we know his quality as a keeper.

"He is a fantastic shot stopper and incredible with his feet, passing out from the back, which is what we like to do.

"Every player has dips in form – I have had them – but it is much harder as a keeper because if you make one mistake it's a goal.

"If a goalkeeper is playing well, it rarely attracts much attention. If you have a harder time, it goes over the top. We know Jordan will be fine.

"Robin [Olsen] did well at Newcastle. That competition for places is good – we have it all over the pitch – and will push Jordan to keep doing what he is best at.

"I have no doubt he will be brilliant when he's back in the team and I love playing with him."


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