Skipper Dean Leacock has paid tribute to goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski after he delivered another Man of the Match display in Notts County’s Boxing Day encounter with Port Vale.
Bialkowski produced a collection of top saves at Vale Park and the only way past him was from two controversial penalties.
Leacock has been impressed by the Pole’s performances and believes he will play a vital part in helping the Magpies to climb out of the bottom four.
He said: “He’s been in great form all season and last season as well.
“He’s a top man and a top, top keeper with the potential to go on and play in the Premier League or Championship.
“He’s a great goalkeeper and we’re lucky to have him here.”
Leacock was disappointed with the scoreline at Vale Park but insists that the squad are not too disheartened heading into another important fixture on Sunday, having made big improvements under manager Shaun Derry.
He said: “The strides that the team has made of late has been brilliant and the manager has come in and given us a new lease of life.
“The players are working hard and we’ve been getting the results of late and we were unfortunate with the two penalties.”
He added: “We’ve come a long way because we were conceding goals for fun at the start of the season but I can’t remember the last one from open play.
“We’ve been working on a few things on the training pitch and we’re starting to put them into our play and playing more as a team.”
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