Cropper '˜will be a top flight stopper'

Karl Robinson has tipped goalkeeper Cody Cropper to grace the Premier League one day.

Tuesday, 22nd March 2016, 6:00 am
Milton Keynes Dons goalkeeper Cody Cropper(22) goes on as Milton Keynes Dons goalkeeper David Martin(1) comes off during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Milton Keynes Dons at the KC Stadium, Kingston upon Hull, England on 12 March 2016. Photo by Ian Lyall. PSI-1701-0032

The American has been called up to join the USA U23 squad ahead of their Olympic play-off game with Colombia, meeting up with his team-mats in Miami ahead of Friday’s match in South America.

Cropper has made seven appearances this season, with four coming in the last month as he has covered for the injured David Martin, without fault.

And his call-up is just the latest accolade for the keeper, who his manager feels will be a great one day.

Robinson said: “There are some great American keepers, and they’ve had a great influence on the Premier League. I think Cody will one day be one of those.

“Cody’s still a long way from being the finished article. He’s very young and he has a lot to learn.

“He has done himself a world of good in goal for us, it’s just the experience that Dave has that gives us a calmness.”