Consistent De Vries crucial to Swans success

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Twenty-five clean sheets in the 2009/10 season not only saw Dorus De Vries break Rodger Freestone's long standing record of games without conceding but it also saw the Dutch keeper establish himself as one of the best keepers in the division.

Initially joining the Swans in 2007, De Vries became a regular feature in the starting line up and has since gone on to cement his place as Swansea City's No.1, only missing six league fixtures in three seasons.

After playing a pivotal role in the Swans promotion from Coca Cola League One, De Vries has gone on to impress in the Championship, whilst also keeping out shots from the likes of Bobby Zamora and Danny Murphy in the FA Cup.

Over recent weeks the ex-Den Haag goalkeeper has pulled off some match winning saves of Barclays Premier League standard against Ipswich and Middlesbrough whilst also making some crucial saves to deny Millwall taking all three points from the Liberty earlier this month.

Swansea city's fluent passing normally allows them to enjoy the majority of possession in games, therefore De Vries has to stay alert and keep concentration for when he is called into action. This he has proven able to do time and time again – This is one feature to his game which sets him apart from other keepers in the league.

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Dorus De Vries
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