Notts County: Fabian Spiess is staying put at Meadow Lane
FABIAN Spiess is staying put at Notts County.
The Magpies boss Chris Kiwomya says there is no way he is going to let the highly-rated teenage goalkeeper go out on loan, because he wants him to battle it out with Bartosz Bialkowski for the No.1 spot at Meadow Lane.
There has always been a lot of hype about Spiess, 19, and he lived up to it when Bialkowski got injured a month ago and he got his big chance, wowing the Notts fans with some super saves.
But he is now back on the subs' bench because Bialkowski is fit again – and there has been talk it would be better for the youngster to go out on loan to continue his progress.
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Spiess was sat on the bench again as the Magpies drew 1-1 against Tranmere Rovers in League One on Tuesday night.
But Kiwomya has said: "Fab's going to be a very good goalkeeper and he will play again before the end of the season that's for sure.
"It's not certain he's going to be the understudy to Bart; he's there to challenge him and he's shown he can.
"I won't be looking at loaning him out.
"If he carries on the way he's going he'll be pushing Bart all the way – and we need that."
Kiwomya also says he will put more young blood into the Magpies team if he gets the manager's job in the long-term, having been given it until the end of this season.
He has already shown he is ready to put his faith in young players by bringing 20-year-old strikers John Cofie and Jacob Blyth to Meadow Lane on loan and throwing them straight into the team.
"I want the young players from this area to want to try to play for Notts County because they give young players a chance," he added.
"I want good 16 or 17 year-olds to think they could be in Notts County's first team – that's what I'd like to try and build."