The goalkeeper curse has struck at Plymouth Argyle again.
Last season, Plymouth’s three first-choice goalkeepers – Luke McCormick, Robbert te Loeke and Kyle Letheren – all suffered injuries at the same time, forcing the club to consider an emergency loan.
This brought Remi Matthews to the club for six games before he also suffered an injury, forcing them to turn to Kelle Roos for the next four games.
Matthews then returned until the end of the season, signing as emergency cover in late December for one match before penning a loan deal until the end of the campaign.
To address their goalkeeper problems this summer, the Pilgrims snapped up Harry Burgoyne on loan from Wolves.
But he has broken his ankle and with just a week left until the season gets underway with a trip to Walsall, Plymouth are looking weak in the goalkeeping department.
Plymouth must look at both of last season’s emergency loan goalkeepers as their solution once again this season.
Matthews was expected to be given a go at Norwich City this season but after the Canaries signed Tim Krul on a free transfer, Plymouth must put their former loan star at the top of their wishlist.
Perhaps another loan would work for all parties here, giving Matthews some vital experience until January before he can compete with Krul for the starting spot.
If Norwich are reluctant to lose the 24-year-old, then bringing Roos back would be an excellent alternative.
The Dutchman impressed in his four games on loan last season, keeping one clean sheet and helping Plymouth go unbeaten in that period.
The 26-year-old is third choice at Derby and they would surely be willing to let him go out and get game time again.
Matthews would be a superb addition ahead of the new campaign, but Roos would also be decent business if they cannot land their top target.