SCOTT Parker labelled the rapid progression of Mark Travers as “remarkable” as he produced another standout display at Sheffield United.

The Maynooth-born stopper pulled off two sublime saves to deny Morgan Gibbs-White, as the Dorset club played out a 0-0 draw with the Blades at Bramall Lane.

Travers has now kept 15 clean sheets from 38 league appearances, having been propelled into the club’s starting XI this season.

He has only conceded 35 times in the division all campaign.

And Parker insisted the work done behind the scenes by Travers and the goalkeeping staff has led to the Ireland international’s sensational development.

“The progression of Mark Travers is remarkable really,” said the Cherries boss.

“If you’d have seen Mark Travers at the beginning of the season to where he is now, it’s chalk and cheese.

“That’s fully down to Mark. The investment he has put into Rob Burch and Gareth (Stewart) in terms of coming in every day, wanting to improve and having a strong mind to understand that position and how tough it is.

“He’s improved and is earning every bit of a right to be in this team and play in this team.

“He is exactly that player who has not experienced that. This is the first full season Mark Travers has had. I am very pleased for him.”

Having made his first-team debut in the Premier League under Eddie Howe in May 2019, Travers has gone on to play 48 times for Cherries at senior level – 39 of those coming under Parker.

Speaking specifically on the 22-year-old’s performance against United, Parker said: “He did his job and pulled off a couple of big saves for us – really kept the scoreline down and kept them out.

“The signs of top keepers are, when they are called upon, they pull off big saves.”

Asked about being denied by Travers on Sky Sports, Englnd under-21 international Gibbs-White said: “The first one is an unbelievable save.

“I tried to read him, but luckily enough (for him) he got a hand to it. The second one I should’ve done better and I should’ve scored.”