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Ex-Wolves coach backing Hennessey to prove Premiership class

Former Wolves academy coach Dave Timmins says Wayne Hennessey can handle the pressure of being a Premiership goalkeeper.

Timmins, who coached the Bangor-born star as a youngster during his time at Wolves, believes that the 22-year-old Manchester City reject will go on to firmly establish himself as a top 'keeper.

"I was at Wolves for four years and I worked with young Wayne just after he had been let go by Manchester City," Timmins, currently working as goalkeeping coach at League Two Shrewsbury Town, told the Sunday Mercury.

"They brought him in and over a couple of years Bobby Mimms did a great job with him there.

"It will be interesting to see how he gets on in the Premier League.

''Wayne is very tall and an excellent goalkeeper and I think he will go on to prove that he is a Premier League keeper.

"I'm sure he will keep hold of his place because he doesn't panic, he's got great feet and is a very good shot-stopper.

"As soon as he picks up the pace of the Premier League, I'm sure he will show what he's capable of."

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