Stevenage: Dave Beasant named goalkeeping coach

Dave Beasant
Beasant won two England caps during a 26-year career

Stevenage have appointed Dave Beasant as goalkeeping coach.

The 55-year-old former Wimbledon and England keeper has followed his son Sam, 25, to the club, who joined from Woking earlier this summer.

Beasant has also coached with Northern Ireland, Fulham and Bristol Rovers.

"Dave enjoyed a fantastic playing career and has already undertaken some important coaching roles at both club and international levels," said the League Two club's boss Graham Westley.

"My feeling is that he will be much more than a goalkeeping coach here. But we will let things evolve one step at a time."

Sam Beasant is also a goalkeeper and made 32 appearances for Woking in the Conference Premier last season.

"It's a nice touch that Dave will be able to help Sam along, but that isn't what this is about," added Westley.

"It's about adding a former England international to my management team to expand the standard of thinking that supports the players.

"I expect Sam to be our number one. I brought him here because of the performances that I watched him deliver last season when I tracked him extensively."

Meanwhile, Dan Barnes has stepped up from working with the club's academy to become the first-team fitness coach.