Jerrad Tyson has blown his chance

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After countless games on the bench, Wanderers keeper Jerrad Tyson finally got a start in goals and after three eventful appearances it’s questionable whether he’ll get another chance any time soon.

Serving a mandatory one match ban following his red card against Central Coast Mariners, Tyson will of course be missing the match against Melbourne Victory but it’s unclear if he’ll back on the bench next weekend or return straight to a spot between the sticks.

Returning to the club after a season in Hong Kong and with Perth Glory, Tyson again found himself on the bench in Western Sydney but was given a long awaited start following mistakes from fellow keeper Andrew Redmayne.

Unlucky not to keep a cleansheet against Melbourne City in his first home start for a club he’s been with for three seasons, Tyson lived up to the billing of fan favourite with the RBB chanting his name in an overall solid performance.

Lacking recent A-League experience however, Tyson gave away a needless penalty to Jamie Maclaren the game after before being sent off against the Mariners on Saturday for collecting Trent Buhagiar outside of the box.

Though both decisions could have potentially gone either way, they ultimately went against Tyson who now faces a nervous wait to see whether he’ll be back warming benches.

Redmayne will of course be taking his return to goals with both hands against the Victory and a cleansheet of his own should see him cement the starting spot once again.

Having played considerably more games than Tyson in recent years, Redmayne seems to read the game a better and has the added advantage of height.

That said, Tyson is a powerful shot-stopper, looks a lot safer with his hands and gets the fans behind him.

While both keepers have their pros and cons, they themselves could very well find themselves on the bench with rumours swirling that current Sydney FC keeper Vedran Janjetovic, who is on personal leave from the club, is looking for a new team after himself being forced to the bench.

This would be a fascinating turn of events as though technically a very good keeper he would surely divide fans considering the club he comes from.

Nevertheless, it would seem Jerrad Tyson faces an uncertain fortnight as he waits to see if he will return to the bench or find himself in the position of first choice goalkeeper.

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Joshua Thomas
Joshua Thomas
A football fanatic and journalism student who won't leave you wondering about any Wanderers news this season as I cover all things Red and Black for The Football Sack.

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