Frontline duty at Swindon is ideal for Norwich City back-up Jake Kean

Jake Kean is presented to the Carrow Road crowd ahead of a pre-season friendly against Brentford las

Jake Kean is presented to the Carrow Road crowd ahead of a pre-season friendly against Brentford last summer. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Jake Kean's Swindon loan spell may have got off to a losing start but the Norwich City keeper is relishing the chance to play.

Kean, who signed on a free transfer last summer and has yet to make a senior Canaries' appearance, made his Robins' debut in Saturday's 1-0 League One home defeat to Bury. The 25-year-old has had to bide his time behind John Ruddy and Declan Rudd at Carrow Road but had no hesitation in joining Swindon on an emergency loan.

'I got told on Wednesday afternoon after training with Norwich and then it was all up in the air a little bit,' said Kean, who is poised to finish his brief initial stint after tonight's trip to promotion-chasing Walsall. 'It's been a bit of a tough situation for myself at Norwich with how John (Ruddy) and Declan (Rudd) have done, so I just want to get out and play as many games as I can.

'I have played against Swindon a couple of times in various other loan spells and I have always been impressed with how they carry themselves. The lads here haven't resigned themselves to anything. They're all very confident and they won't change the way they are playing, regardless of anything else and I think it's a good dressing room.'

Kean felt Swindon, who have now gone eight league games without a win, deserved more against Bury.


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'Overall, I thought we looked very good. To be honest, I don't think they had a lot about them and I think we were very unlucky,' he said. 'Aside from the save I made in the first half, I didn't feel like me or the lads at the back were ever going to really be threatened and to be honest, I've watched (the goal) back and I think it's a free-kick. The form speaks for itself but the lads look good, feel sharp, and training has been brilliant the last couple of days. I feel we were very unlucky with how it played out.'

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