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Burns on Blues: Bully's our special prize

I FELT quite guilty after Wycombe's dramatic derby draw at Oxford.

Greg Burns

I FELT quite guilty after Wycombe's dramatic derby draw at Oxford.

And it was not because I was the only one in the press box to win the Grand National.

It was because it took a Sun newspaper reporter to ask Gary Waddock about the incredible performance of Nikki Bull in the post-match press conference.

It made me think that we have probably grown to take the heroic 29-year-old stopper for granted. And that is wrong.

I have lost count of how many times Bull has saved Wycombe in a season which has seen Waddock describe him as the best keeper in League Two and as important as a 20-goal a season striker.

I would go as far to say he has been the best goalkeeper in the ENTIRE Football League this season.

I can't confess to having watched a lot of League One or Championship football this season but I dread to think where Wanderers would be without Bull.

You only need to think back to his late penalty save at home to Port Vale or heroics at Barnet, Hereford and at Oxford on Saturday to name just four that spring to mind.

He has probably been worth 20 points for Wycombe - and that might not even be doing the mild-mannered stopper justice.

He is adored by the fans for his displays on the pitch and for the interaction he gives them before, during and after the game and always replies to his Twitter fans.

It might be a small thing but it goes a long way.

He will surely have a bit of work to do in the next five games to help Blues secure promotion.

And when that final whistle blows and Wycombe, hopefully, are up then I hope none of us forget who we should be eternally grateful to.

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