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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 "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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