Cambridge United signs Tomas Holy from Ipswich Town for emergency loan ahead of Doncaster Rovers clash


Cambridge United have signed Ipswich Town goalkeeper Tomas Holy on a seven-day emergency loan before tonight’s game at Doncaster Rovers.

The 29-year-old goalie was brought in to address the squad’s lack of goalie options, with Kai McKenzie-Lyle being the only senior goaltender available for tonight’s game.

The U’s on Friday loaned third-choice goaltender Will Mannion to the Havant & Waterlooville South National Team, while Dimi Mitov suffered a concussion in Saturday’s 4-1 loss to Shrewsbury Town.

United were weighing all possible options ahead of the Doncaster Rovers clash to sort out the goalkeeper situation.

Speaking at Monday’s pre-game press conference, head coach Mark Bonner said: “We have options with youngsters that we could put on the bench, we could do without. could potentially use the emergency loan rule to bring someone in, so we’re open to all options up to the minute.

“We are looking at all of this today and will see where the day ends.

“We’ll try to make sure we have a squad as organized as possible tomorrow, but obviously Kai came for his first game this weekend, and it was difficult to get in, when goalkeepers don’t normally come. A new experience. for him.

“We’ll see how the next 24 hours go, and then make a call tomorrow. “

Holy started his senior career at Sparta Prague B before joining Gillingham in 2017.

The keeper made the switch to join Ipswich Town from the Gills in 2019.

Holy will be available for tonight’s game at Doncaster Rovers, as well as for the AFC Wimbledon tour on Saturday.

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