QPR and Fulham keepers have a genuine battle on their hands to hold on to the shirt.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink at Rangers isn’t bothered. He’s relishing Alex Smithies and Matt Ingram bursting a vein to make the gloves theirs.
Last week, Ingram helped ease Rangers through a tricky EFL cup tie against Swindon as he twice denied Robins in the penalty shoot out that won the game.
Remember this performance against Reading last season?
“Smithies is playing well, Ingram is playing well. I like that they are both at it – we like that and it’s a problem I like to have,” Hasselbaink said.
At the end of last season, the former Wycombe keeper was given a Championship chance between the sticks, with many fans claiming Smithies was lucky to get his place back.
At Fulham, the shirt was meant for Marcus Bettinelli. He picked up a minor niggle, and former Brentford number one David Button has only picked the ball out of his net once in Whites two league wins.
Here's an example why.
On top of that, understudy Jesse Joronen has been tipped for a bright future by head coach Slavisa Jokanovic, and Rangers also have third choice Joe Lumley carving out a reputation as one for the future.
And what has Lumley, Bettinelli and Joronen all got in common? Loan spells at Accrington Stanley is the answer; once described as an excellent coalface apprenticeship for pampered players, according to ex-Rs boss Chris Ramsey.