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.”