Brentford goalkeeper Richard Lee says he is happy to help develop the career of Simon Moore – even though the youngster has kept him out of the side of late.
The 21-year-old has impressed since getting an opportunity when Lee was out with illness at the end of February.
Moore made two fine saves to help Brentford to a 2-0 win over Exeter on Tuesday night, keeping his third clean sheet in four matches.
“Naturally I want to play but Si’s been superb and he has been for a while,” Lee told West London Sport. “He’s a fantastic keeper and he’s got a huge future ahead of him.
“It’s a team game. I’m very aware that I want to do certain things personally, but when I was unwell Si was more prepared for the team at that time. As it stands he is playing very well and rightfully in the side.”
He added: “I room with him before matches so we speak a lot then and he’ll call me before every game and we’ll go through a lot of the stuff I do in terms of psychology and mindset.
“Hopefully it’s helped him. He seems to be growing with each game. I watch him in training now and, from this time last year, he’s kicked on massively.”
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