League One news: Sunderland rivals set to sign emergency goalkeeper on loan as club suffers injuries


Reports circulating this morning suggest Ipswich Town goalkeeper Tomas Holy is expected to make an emergency loan to Cambridge.

The Czech stopper is currently the third choice of Portman Road, behind Christian Walton and Vaclav Hladky.

As such, Holy’s playing time will likely be extremely limited by the end of the season.

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Tomas Holy of Ipswich Town.

Cambridge, however, suffered injuries in the goaltending department.

First-choice stopper Dimitar Mitov was sent off in the first half of his side’s loss at Shrewsbury and now faces a week’s absence due to a concussion.

23-year-old Kai McKenzie-Lyle replaced Mitov on the bench to make his league debut after making two EFL trophy matches previously.

The East Anglian Daily times state that Holy’s emergency loan is expected to be completed today.

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That means he could make his Cambridge debut against Doncaster Rovers in League One tonight.

Emergency loans are permitted for custodians outside the transfer window in exceptional circumstances.

Sunderland was repeatedly faced with emergency loan stoppages last season.

Josef Bursik was drafted for Lincoln City’s first-leg play-off victory over Sunderland last season after senior goaltender Alex Palmer suffered a concussion in practice.

The Stoke goalkeeper also played a key role in Peterborough United’s rise to automatic promotion in the 2020-21 season following an injury to Christy Pym and was at Doncaster Rovers earlier in the campaign.

Sunderland is unlikely to clash with Holy, however, with the Wearsiders only due to face Cambridge in the league at the end of November.

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