Dolly Parton inspiring Sydney FC goalkeeper Redmayne

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Dolly Parton has proven to be an unlikely source of inspiration for the form of Sydney FC goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne this season.

Even in her 70s, Parton is still leaving quite the impression on young men.

Redmayne has credited words of wisdom from the American songstress, 73, for helping him reach career-best form this season in the A-League.

"Dolly Parton, the quote, 'Find who you are and do it on purpose'," Redmayne said.

"I heard it last week in a documentary. (Sydney FC goalkeeping coach John Crawley) told me who I am and what I need to do.

"I'm just doing that with confidence and that's something I've really relished."

Not for the first time this summer Redmayne has proven himself the hero for the Sky Blues with two top-shelf saves in their win over Melbourne City on Sunday.

Both came from the boot of Riley McGree, the first of which was a full-stretch denial of a long-range cannon early in the second half.

The second was a clutch legs save from the penalty spot - Redmayne's fourth stop in five attempts this season.

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The typically self-effacing 30-year-old again deflected praise, describing his string of saves as "pot luck" comparable to Australian cricket captain Tim Paine.

"He never won a toss, then he tossed it left hand and won a toss. You just toss a coin and hope it comes the right way," Redmayne said.

"It's still mano a mano, 12 yards. It's on them to score it. You can take a bit of confidence from that I guess. It's just a flip of the coin."

One change Redmayne had made to penalty-spot denials this season has been an attempt to put kick takers off with pre-shot goal line antics.

"That's one thing. But it's still pot luck, I think. You're a sitting duck anyway so you may as well try and fly," he said.

What can't be labelled as a stroke of good fortune has been his guidance under goalkeeping coach John Crawley, who also worked with him at Central Coast.

Current Socceroos shot-stopper Mat Ryan has often credited Crawley for his role in his progression to the English Premier League.

Redmayne readily admits that he was "rubbish" when he departed Western Sydney Wanderers and arrived as the No.2 option behind Danny Vukovic two years ago.

But after Vukovic's exit in mid-2017, Redmayne has thrived under Crawley again.

"I probably shouldn't say this, but I was rubbish when I first came to Sydney, trying to fit the mould Crawley was trying to shape me into," Redmayne said.

"There's been a hell of a lot of hard work, but that's all credit to John. He's been immense in not only my career, but a lot of young Aussie goalkeepers' careers."

Source AAP