BRIDPORT assistant-manager Rob Marquis has described the Bees’ current crop of goalkeepers as “very talented”.

Marquis, along with manager John Godbold, is part of a new era at Bridport where youth is the main focus.

Himself a veteran between the sticks and with two Bridport appearances to his name, Marquis is excited by the potential future stars at the club.

Jordon Scadding impressed before the third national lockdown, while Weymouth loanee Harrison Bruton has also caught the eye. The duo are joined by Harry Rupp and Sam Moggeridge.

Speaking to Tom Dimambro on the Bees’ official website, the former Weymouth custodian gave his verdict on all four keepers at St Mary’s Field.

He said: “Everyone knows how well Jordon has done this season. He might be raw, but he bounces around like a jack in the box, has great reactions and is incredibly brave.

“I’m also really impressed with Harrison, he’s come in on loan from Weymouth – they highly rate him and are happy for him to be with us, and you can see he’s already received top coaching.

“I’ve always liked Harry, he’s benefitted from a couple of seasons at Bournemouth and he’s also good enough for the first team.

“Samuel, who is only 15, has not only got the talent you can’t teach, but he also listens and wants to work. The next two years will be key for him.

“All four of our goalkeepers are very talented, and they’re all 20 and younger.

“And given that before we signed Harrison, I was due to start in goal for the reserves at the age of 50, we are now in a very healthy position.

“Again, that was the reason it was so important to give Harrison 45 minutes against Wellington back in December.

“It was a difficult choice, and given how important Jordon has been this season, we didn’t want to leave him out, but we also needed Harrison to get some game time.”

Marquis also feels he is a “double agent” with advice to offer the Bees’ strikers.

He said: “That’s the great thing about being an ex-keeper – it also helps you with coaching the forwards.

“You’re a kind of double agent, because you understand what is difficult for a goalkeeper to deal with which really helps your strikers.”