FA Cup winner joins Stevenage as goalkeeping coach

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Former Wimbledon, Chelsea and Newcastle United stopper Dave Beasant will join his son Sam at Stevenage

Former Wimbledon and Chelsea goalkeeper Dave Beasant has been appointed goalkeeping coach at Stevenage.

An FA Cup winner with Wimbledon in 1988, Beasant follows his son Sam to the club with Boro boss Graham Westley saying he expects the former England stopper’s role to ‘evolve’ while at the club.

Speaking to the club’s website, Westley said: “Dave enjoyed a fantastic playing career and has already undertaken some important coaching roles at both club and international levels.

“My feeling is that he will be much more than a goalkeeping coach here. But we will let things evolve one step at a time.

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“He is a grounded guy, a tremendously experienced man and a fabulous professional. The players will benefit no end from his guidance.”

“It’s a nice touch that Dave will be able to help Sam along, but that isn’t what this is about. It’s about adding a former England international to my management team to expand the standard of thinking that supports the players.”

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Westley also said that he expects new signing Sam, who has signed from Woking, to be his number one goalkeeper.

The club has announced that Dan Barnes has been promoted from the club’s academy to become the new first team fitness coach.

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