Sam Sargeant's recent performances are the key to him not losing his place to new signing Lawrence Vigouroux, says Ross Embleton.

While there was never any expectation that the new addition would immediately dislodge Sargeant, the fact that he had previously worked with Embleton and had played at a higher level could have landed him in good stead.

However, the boss has been pleased with Sargeant's recent form and does not want to bring that to an abrupt end by removing him from the team.

After Saturday's game, he said: “The difficulty comes because we know we’ve got a very good goalkeeper sitting on the bench, but it’s not so difficult because of the way Sam performs.

"I think on Tuesday night there was a bit of uncertainty in the team; there was an uncertainty in the crowd in the first half, and I understand that so that’s not a criticism of anybody because we haven’t picked up enough wins, that’s why the uncertainty sits there."

He continued: "Sarge mis-kicked a couple and everyone got a bit edgy, but his performances, the shots that he’s saved, he’s shown maturity, there was a couple today that have gone in behind and he comes out and heads it or comes out and picks it up on the edge of the box. I’m not convinced that the Sam Sargeant that played however long it was before Justin came in would have been the same.

"It’s tough because we know we’ve got a very good number two but at the same time, if Sam keeps putting in those performances, he’s got nothing to worry about.”