It was announced this morning that former Iron stopper Sam Slocombe has joined the U’s on a two-year-deal following his release from Scunthorpe.
- Age: 27
- Nationality: English
- Height: 6ft (1.83m)
- Weight: 74.83kg
- Scunthorpe Appearances: 115
His career began at Bottesford Town where he attracted the attention of the League One side who consequently submitted a £3,000 fee for the goalkeeper’s services. He made his debut in 2009 for ‘Scunny’ and has since accumulated over 100 appearances, becoming a firm favourite amongst the fans over his seven year stint at the club.
Slocombe has been renowned for his exceptional reactionary shot-stopping abilities and has been labelled his best within his own 6 yard box. This is an invaluable attribute to have and below is a clip of what we should hope to see from the new man:
Also his supreme penalty saving record. Many U’s fans will remember the excellent penalty save he pulled off during the meeting between the two sides in the 2013/14 season where he excellently tipped Deane Smalley’s low strike past the post: