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'Artur Krysiak's form improving,' says Exeter City's keeping coach

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: December 06, 2012

Artur Krysiak

Artur Krysiak

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EXETER City keeper Artur Krysiak has come in for praise this week from the club's goalkeeping coach Mel Gwinnett having turned in some impressive performances in recent weeks.

Krysiak made a number of saves in Exeter City's narrow defeat to Rotherham United at home in their last league outing and put in an excellent display against Bradford City the week before – a performance which saw him named in the League Two team of the week and helped City to a precious 1-0 win.

It is in contrast to the Polish shot-stopper's early season form which saw him dropped from the first team at the start of October.

Rhys Evans took his place in the side for three games, before Krysiak returned and coach Gwinnett admits the break away from the starting line-up did him good.

"He went out of the team and that allowed us to work with him," said Gwinnett. "There has definitely been an improvement in his decision-making.

"I think there has been an improvement in form generally. I think from Artur's point of view he had made a couple of poor decisions.

"He played games where he had played well and it was just the odd decision here and there where he would make the wrong decision or a decision that got him into trouble. But overall what has happened more recently is his decisions have been better. I think as a team we have defended better, which makes a difference."

Gwinnett added that the improvement in form was well deserved as Krysiak has worked hard in trying to cut out his errors.

"I think Artur is an incredibly hard-working goalkeeper," added Gwinnett. "He is one of the hardest-working goalkeepers I've come across.

"I think having Rhys (Evans) around, an experienced goalkeeper, helps him. I think the back four and the goalkeeper have worked harder together. I think Artur and the team deserve a lot of credit for the improvement (in form).

"Teams win games, teams concede goals and teams lose matches, so the players deserve the credit more than the coaches."

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