Matthew Tipton hails on-loan Manchester United star’s vital contribution

Portadown boss Matthew Tipton is delighted to be able to play his part in Jacob Carney’s football journey.

Saturday, 24th April 2021, 12:58 pm

The young keeper, who is on-loan at the Ports from Manchester United, has earned rave reviews for his performances so far this season.

On Tuesday night he was at it again pulling off save after save, including a penalty stop from Andy Mitchell, to keep his side in the game.

It proved vital in the end as Lee Bonis struck a late winner for Portadown.

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Portadown's on-loan keeper Jacob Carney

But the real hero was Carney who unsurprisingly picked up the Man of the Match award afterwards.

Tipton was quick to praise the young stopper and he is thrilled to be able to play a part in what looks to be a promising career between the sticks.

“It was fully deserved, he saved a penalty and made countless other saves,” he told PortsTV.

“He punched and cleared everything that came into the box.

“One of the boys said to me about Jacob after the game ‘he’s the one that won us the game’.

“I was in full agreement with him and long may it continue.

“It’s a pleasure having him here. He’s a brilliant goalkeeper, we know that, but on top of that he’s a brilliant person, a super lad.

“He could come here and think he doesn’t need to be throwing himself about and getting boots to the head for a team that’s playing for ninth place in the league. But he does.

“He has a desire to better himself and his career. He will have a long career and hopefully in years to come we can say we had that lad here and we helped progress his career."

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