Grant determined to hold on to Spartans No. 1 shirt

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After playing a key role in Blyth Spartans’ impressive win over Chorley, goalkeeper Conor Grant has challenged himself to continue his efforts as he looks to keep hold of the number one shirt at Croft Park.

Grant has fought a season long battle with fellow stopper Michal Misiewicz, but with the Canadian Under-23 international in the USA on trial, Grant more than grabbed his chance to stake a claim for a regular spot in the starting line-up with a number of saves that gave his side the platform to gain three massive points.

Grant said: “It’s a big win and obviously I was disappointed to have lost my place last time and I want to keep it.

“Hopefully if I can keep doing what I did today I won’t give anyone a reason to drop me, I just have to keep doing what I am doing.”

Spartans’ home could be renamed fortress Croft Park this season with only two league defeats all campaign, and the win over the Magpies made it eight wins out of the last nine at home.

Grant insisted his side should be favourites no matter who the opposition are at Croft Park and urged his side to ‘keep the momentum going’.

“We just need to get picking up points to keep the momentum going,” he said.

“We should be favourites for every game here at home, we’ve beaten the league favourites here today and we shouldn’t fear anyone and hopefully we can get in the play-offs.”