Birmingham City’s Connal Trueman has thanked Lee Camp for the way he handled losing his place in the XI for the draw at Huddersfield on Saturday.
The experienced stopper has endured a pretty tough campaign so far and he was dropped by Pep Clotet for the trip to Yorkshire, with Trueman given his first start in the Championship this season as a result.
And, speaking to Birmingham Live, the 23-year-old revealed how Camp gave him words of advice before the fixture and looked to support him in the build up.
“He’s a great guy Campy. He’s been top class since he came to the club and he has helped me. I have learned a lot from him. It could have been a difficult one for him on Saturday but he was first class in his approach and his attitude.
“He said to relax and enjoy it, he said ‘You are good enough to play, relax, you deserve to be out there, go and do what you do’. It would have been easy for him not to have been that way, it does mean a lot and says a lot about him as a character and a person and I really appreciate that.”
Trueman will hope to continue in goal when Blues make the trip to Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow.
Camp deserves a lot of credit for this and as Trueman says, it does say a lot about his character and professionalism.
It would have been easy for him to be upset at losing his place but he made sure he supported his teammate on what was a big day for the keeper.
Now, Trueman needs to keep performing well to convince Blues they don’t need a new number one in January.
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