Stoke City have Andy Lonergan under consideration as they look to solve their goalkeeping issues.
Angus Gunn has picked up an ankle injury, whilst Adam Davies is out of action with a knee injury. That left Michael O’Neill having to field Josef Bursik in Saturday’s win over Huddersfield Town.
As per Alan Nixon, the Potters are now stepping up their pursuit of a free-agent goalkeeper to fill the void.
Stoke. Looking for ANOTHER senior keeper. Short term. Until end of year. Andy Lonergan ex Liverpool under consideration.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) November 23, 2020
It’s a senior goalkeeper that Stoke want, with Lonergan under consideration.
The former Leeds and Wolves goalkeeper is a free agent, with his most recent spell at a club coming with Liverpool, where he served as the Reds’ third choice.
Bursik stepped in against Huddersfield and helped Stoke to an impressive win over Carlos Corberan’s side.
The Potters were 4-3 winners in a hugely entertaining fixture, with Bursik making a number of good saves to keep Huddersfield at bay.
There’s no rest for Stoke in wake of that fixture, though, with O’Neill’s side back in action on Tuesday evening and taking on high-flying Norwich City at the bet365 Stadium.
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This probably wouldn’t be a bad option for Stoke in the short-term.
O’Neill needs to do something to compensate losing Gunn and Davies heading into a crucial run of fixtures and Lonergan is very experienced.
He might not be an upgrade, but he’s support for Bursik, which is important.
Thoughts? Let us know!