Glovers cool interest in keeper Hennessey following freak injury
Yeovil Town have resumed their hunt for a loan goalkeeper to replace Marek Stech after Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Wayne Hennessey was injured on international duty.
The Welshman was due to sign a three-month loan deal but felt discomfort in his knee during the warm-up to his country’s friendly with the Republic of Ireland.
Stech broke his hand in two places last Saturday against Birmingham City and underwent an operation to re-align the double fracture.
Glovers’ boss Gary Johnson – who even took a call with regards to a potential stopper during yesterday’s lunchtime press call – said he was confident of completing a signing before the weekend Championship trip to Burnley.
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He said: “I would love to be very enthusiastic for you [about Hennessey] but that’s taken a little bit of a turn.
“We were very excited as well that we were getting in Wayne Hennessey. He’s been out for a little while and of course we would’ve been taking a chance.
“The club said he was ready and he was. I spoke to the Wales ’keeper coach at last night’s game and he said he’s been training well.
“Unbelievably a freak thing happened to him in the warm-up and he just felt that we wasn’t comfortable in one of his knees. That’s going to need to be put on ice.
“The search [for another keeper] was happening from 10pm last night when we realised there could be a problem. We saw him come off the pitch early before the match and thought ‘what’s happening here?’ From that moment onwards we were on the phone.
“It’s something we need to do. We will have a ’keeper in place. It’s taking us a few phone calls and a bit of negotiating to get someone in.”