Brunt hails Carson ‘potential’

Carson, 25, had a mixed season with the Baggies, starting the
2010-11 campaign as captain under Roberto Di Matteo. A number of
shaky displays and costly errors saw him lose the armband and his
place between the sticks to Boaz Myhill. But towards the end of the
season he got back in favour under Hodgson and had a strong finish
to the campaign. Carson is currently with England preparing for
Saturday’s Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland at Wembley – but
he can’t have failed to notice that Albion have been linked with a
number of goalkeepers, most notably Aston Villa veteran Brad
Friedel and Manchester United’s ex Baggie Tomasz Kuszczak.
Kuszczak, in particular, admits he is open to a return to The
Hawthorns, while Friedel is also reportedly wanted by Liverpool and
Tottenham. But Albion skipper Brunt has given a ringing endorsement
of Carson, saying he has bags of potential. “Scott’s done well for
us again this season,” Brunt told the Express & Star. “He came
in for some stick around Christmas time but since then he has done
very well. “Scott is still only 25 and, potentially, he is as good
as any goalkeeper I’ve played with or seen.”