ROB Elliot had a hard act to follow stepping into Darren Randolph's shoes at Stanley - but two clean sheets and those boots are proving a perfect fit.
The 19-year-old took over from Charlton Athletic team-mate and fans favourite Randolph in the Reds' goal when Randolph's three month loan spell ended earlier this month.
But Elliot, who must have one of the longest throws in the game, has played two matches, enjoyed two wins, kept two clean sheets and is relishing the Stanley experience.
"I have known Darren for three years and he is a quality keeper and it was daunting trying to fill his shoes but the lads have been great and everyone has made me feel really welcome," he said.
Stanley's goalkeeper crisis has been well documented this season as Elliot became the ninth keeper to be registered at the club following on from Stuart Jones, Danny Alcock, Paul Robinson, Craig Gallagher, Bertrand Bossu, Martin Fearon, Andy Dibble and Randolph.
But, after the early crisis, the two Charlton goalies have been huge assets as the Reds have not conceded a goal in more than six hours of league football.
And either one of them could be with the Reds when the January transfer window opens and hopefully be part of the promotion party.
"Darren told me it was a good team to come and he told me about certain players," continued the keeper.
"He said there was a good team spirit and good individual players like Gary Roberts who can play well and the two centre halves are excellent. He went through the whole team and said they have done really well."
Elliot has settled in with his defence which hasn't changed in five league games.
"As a keeper it always looks good when you keep clean sheets, no matter how you play.
"But the back four have been quality and we limited Kidderminster to two shots. If we can do that until the end of the season, then we will walk the league."
Stanley fans haven't had to see much of his shot-stopping but the immediate thing which struck them about their new keeper was his long throw.
"I have had it since I was a kid but I have only just started using it to its effectiveness," laughed the keeper.
"You don't see many keepers use it nowadays so it is a good weapon to have and gives a different aspect to the game.
"We are a very fit, high tempo side and so the quicker we can get at the other team the better.
"It benefits the team especially with players like Gary Roberts and Steve Jagielka running off it."
It has worked so far with Stanley able to break quickly with the throw and Elliot admits the inspiration for it came from one of the greatest keepers, Manchester United and Denmark goalie Peter Schmeichel.
"He showed what a difference a big throw can make - not just a big throw but an effective one," said the keeper. "I think he is the greatest keeper I have ever seen simply because he wasn't technically the greatest goalkeeper but getting the ball past him was the hardest thing to do.
"You see it in the top leagues especially, that keepers don't come for crosses as much but he was the opposite and came for everything.
"That is what I try and instil into my game, come for everything and take the high balls as it takes the pressure off the defence.
"If I don't come for it, they know I can't get there and they deal with it. It helps the team out."
Manager John Coleman admitted that Elliot, like Randolph before him, is a quality keeper and has had no problems settling in.
"He is very infectious character and trains really hard. He doesn't like anyone to get the ball past him at any time."