Boss lauds goalkeeping department's meticulous preparation for penalties

Gary Caldwell says meticulous preparation has helped Thorsten Stuckmann save three out of the four penalties he's faced as a Spireite.

Wednesday, 26th April 2017, 4:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 8:21 pm
Picture by Gareth Williams/AHPIX.com. Football, Sky Bet League One; Bristol Rovers v Chesterfield; 18/03/2017 KO 3.00pm; The Memorial Stadium; copyright picture;Howard Roe/AHPIX.com Chesterfield keeper Thorsten Stuckmann beats away an effort from Rovers' Rory Gaffney

“He’s magnificent and Dukey the goalie coach takes credit for the detail they go into, analysing previous penalties and being ready – that’s the level of professionalism we need,” said the Scot.

“Stucky been fantastic since he came to the club.”

German stopper Stuckmann has faced 16 spot-kicks since he arrived in the UK in 2011, saving half of them.

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He signed for the Spireites after a two-week trial period at the start of the year, following his release by Partick Thistle.

The 36-year-old has said he has no intention of retiring this summer and hopes to continue his stay at the Proact.