Gary Johnson begins search for keeper after injury to Marek Stech
Yeovil Town are believed to be lining up a Premier League loan replacement for injured goalkeeper Marek Stech.
The Czech Under-21 international is out of action for three months after breaking his hand in two places eight minutes into the Glovers’ first Championship home clash with Birmingham City.
Stech was replaced by goalkeeper-coach and substitute Gareth Stewart for the remaining 82 minutes, with manager Gary Johnson and assistant Terry Skiverton beginning their hunt for a short-term replacement almost immediately after the final whistle.
It is understood that their favoured target is currently on the periphery of his club’s first team in the top flight.
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Johnson said after the 1-0 defeat: “It’s a blow [losing Stech] because with, all due respect to Gareth, he’s our ’keeper coach. Maybe the corner [leading to the goal] was a but messy and maybe we needed a 6ft 6in ’keeper to clear it up.
“Marek has broken his hand in two places, which is a real shocker. He’ll be out for three months and we need to find another ’keeper to take his place while he’s rehabilitating.
“We’ll find someone, and now we’ve advertised it we will probably get 300 calls from ’keepers.
“We have got a ’keeper in mind and we have got to see if they’re available.
“Me and Terry will be on the phone straight away to see if we can get someone in nice and early.”
Stewart, who made his name in the Football League with AFC Bournemouth, had previously only played for the Glovers in the FA Cup.
Former Yeovil scholar and third-choice goalkeeper Matt Cafer is currently out on loan to Western League Premier Division outfit Willand Rovers and is yet to make a first-team appearance for the Huish Park outfit.