Bachmann: “I've Got A Good Bit Of Form”

By: Kevin Affleck

Daniel Bachmann is keen to put what he has learnt from Ben Foster and Heurelho Gomes into regular practise after a positive performance at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The Austrian made his first appearance since the Carabao Cup defeat at Newport County in September and showed no signs of rustiness. He could not do much about Scott McTominay's early header and then made very good off-his-line saves to deny Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford in either half. The 26-year-old certainly showed Head Coach Xisco Muñoz he has competition for places in the goalkeeping spot.

“I feel good, like I've got a good bit of form,” said Bachmann. “Hopefully the tables will turn soon and I'll be the one playing every three days and not every three months in the cup. That's what I'm here for.”

Foster has not missed a league game since he joined from West Bromwich Albion two-and-a-half years ago, so Bachmann knows his chances are limited, but attacks each week with the mindset he is going to get the nod from the Head Coach.

“I always prepare like I'm going to play,” he said. “Everybody wants to play and you always think you should be playing. You know what you are getting into when you become a goalkeeper: you know there will be tough times along the way and you know it won't be plain sailing. The tables can turn quickly and you have to be ready at a moment's notice. I always train and prepare all week like I'm expecting to play.”

Bachmann has been here for three-and-a-half seasons, although one of those was spent very productively on loan at Kilmarnock. He is yet to make a league appearance for the Golden Boys, but has picked up a bucketload of experience from working with two Premier League veterans and international keepers in Foster and Gomes.

“They are both very experienced keepers and they have seen everything in football,” said Bachmann, who joined from Stoke. “They've played a lot of games and really know the mental side of the game. I always try and pick up little things from people I train with that might work for me, even the young lads who come up to train with us. It's been great to work with two experienced goalkeepers. They are two completely different characters, but what they both have in common is that they are always positive and always very nice to people.”

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