VIDEO: Nick Pope on a ‘gutting’ defeat and why he owes Bury Town

Charlton Athletic goalkeeper Nick Pope spoke to deputy sports editor Russell Claydon following a disappointing last-gasp winner for the club that released him as a teenager in front of the SKY television cameras on Saturday.

The 22-year-old, who like Ipswich’s Tyrone Mings, switched from non-League football, with Bury Town, to the Football League with Charlton, was satisfied with his performance but left gutted at conceding a 95th-minute eqauliser in a 1-0 defeat.

Pope, who was a pupil at West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds and is the younger brother of Mildenhall Town goalkeeper Josh, was watched at the Valley by his mum and dad David and Bridget, the latter a season ticket holder at Portman Road.

For an extended interview with the young stopper, who was just a minute away from keeping a second consecutive clean sheet since stepping into the breach following a shoulder injury to Stephen Henderson, see Thursday’s Newmarket Journal and Friday’s Bury Free Press.