SWINDON Town head coach Scott Lindsey leapt to the defence of goalkeeper Sol Brynn following a man-of-the-match display from the young stopper against Salford City.

Brynn made three excellent saves to deny Neil Wood’s men and ensure Town escaped with a point following Harry McKirdy’s first-half sending off.

Jacob Wakeling could have won his second penalty in two games early in the second period, but referee Andy Woolmer denied the hosts a chance to score from the spot.

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In the build-up to Saturday’s 0-0 draw, a section of Town fans had criticised Middlesbrough loanee Brynn for his early performances and suggested back-up goalkeeper Lewis Ward should have started instead.

Lindsey diverted a question on Brynn’s Salford performance towards the fans’ overall view on him, and the Town boss was passionate in his defence.

Lindsey said: “All of his saves (against Salford) were brilliant, I thought he was outstanding.

“But I just want to say something about Sol. There was a section of fans coming for him in the warm-up, apparently. And a lot of people have created a lot of negativity around Sol.

“They haven’t seen what I’ve seen. I know that he’s going to be a top, top goalkeeper; he’s already a top goalkeeper.

“It disheartens me sometimes when a section of fans come for a young player. And then you see what he did today – he was outstanding.

“He is a top goalkeeper, and he will be an even better goalkeeper one day. I want people to back these young players because it doesn’t do them any good when they’re not being backed.

“I thought Sol was outstanding, there were saves, I thought his distribution was good, he came for crosses – very good.”