Liverpool keeper sorry for ‘brilliant banter’

Date published: Wednesday 30th September 2015 12:11

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Liverpool keeper Lawrence Vigouroux is back at Swindon after apologising for an incident that Mark Cooper described as “brilliant banter”.

Vigouroux, who kept nine clean sheets for the Robins at the start of a season-long loan, was sent back to Anfield after paying a £50 fine in 1p pieces having been late for training.

Swindon boss Cooper failed to see the funny side at the time, calling the incident “an internal disciplinary matter”, but the manager has had a change of mind after 21-year-old Vigouroux attended Tuesday’s draw with Doncaster and apologised to the squad.

“Lawrence is going to come back. He is very humble and very apologetic,” Cooper told BBC Wiltshire.

“He knows the way he behaved was wrong and he has been in the changing room after the game and apologised to the players.

“He asked them if they wanted him back and they all said yes. Lawrence is an exceptional young goalkeeper and it’s important he learns from this little mishap and it will benefit his career going forward.”

Asked about coin incident, Cooper said: “It did happen and I thought it was brilliant banter, but in the context it was the wrong way to go about it.

“We are giving him a second chance and I’m sure he will be grateful.”

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