Filed: Thursday, 12th March 2009
By: Staff Writer
West Ham United reserve goalkeeper Marek Stech has joined Wycombe Wanderers on loan.
The highly-rated young goalkeeper has joined Peter Taylor's League Two outfit on loan for the remainder of the season as a replacement for the Chairboys regular number one Scott Shearer, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury.
Stech, who has made several appearances on the first team subs bench this season without featuring last appeared for the reserves on Monday night in their 1-0 win at Arsenal. He will batlle with Australian stopper Jamie Young for the number one jersey at Adams Park.
Wanderers boss Taylor admitted he was delighted at landing Stech, telling the club's website:
"I've brought Marek in due to the injury to Scott. I felt it was the right thing for the club to go and get the best one I could get and he will offer great competition.
"I haven't signed him to be number two but to push for the number one jersey. I would like to thank West Ham for letting one of the best young 'keepers around join us."
The Czech goalkeeper joined the Hammers from Sparta Prague on the final day of the 2006 summer transfer window for an undisclosed fee. Now 19, he is expected to become Rob Green's number two next season.
Jack Jeffrey - Eastbourse; Lee Bowyer - Birmingham; Calum Davenport - Sunderland; Joe Widdowson - Grimsby; Kyel Reid - Wolves; Jordan Spence - Orient; Marek Stech - Wycombe; Nigel Quashie - Wolves.
West Ham sign a third 'keeper [23rd Jul 2012]
Somer-Stech [5th Jul 2012]
Fred's dead, baby [29th Jun 2012]
Stech joins the exodus [28th Jun 2012]
Stech joins Os [24th Feb 2012]
Green facing one match ban [21st Feb 2012]
'Keeper returns [14th Nov 2011]
Czech out [14th Oct 2011]
Stech on trial [27th Sep 2011]
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10:32AM 13th Mar 2009
''How could you leave out the magnificent Faubert at Real Madrid to complete this list of loanees? And coming to think of it Tony Stokes off in Hungary. That makes 10 loanees!''