I want to bring out the best in India's hockey goalkeepers, says coach Dave Staniforth

Indian goalkeepers have always rued the lack of goalkeeping specialists. But, it seems Staniforth's presence in the support staff has already started to pay dividends as P R Sreejesh produced a stellar performance under the bar to help India stun defending champions South Korea in their second match at the Asia Cup here.

updated: August 29, 2013 11:01 IST
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Ipoh, Malaysia: He is still unsure whether he will continue if given a longer run, but goalkeeping coach Dave Staniforth has set his goals clear -- to try and make Indian custodians the best in the world in this short period of time.

The 37-year-old former South African hockey player was appointed as the goalkeeping coach and strategic analyst of India's senior and junior men's teams only last month and has been given a short-term contract till the FIH Junior World Cup to be held in New Delhi later this year.

But having already worked in India with the inaugural Hockey India League champions Ranchi Rhinos, Staniforth is quite familiar with the goalkeeping scenario in the country and has set his priorities clear.

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