Filed: Friday, 14th October 2011
By: Staff Writer
Rob Green's understudy, Marek Stech, has joined Yeovil Town on a month's loan.
The Czech goalkeeper, who has been unable to partake in Sam Allardyce's first team squad due to contractual problems (read more about that here) will stay with the League One strugglers until November 19th.
Stech's spell at Huish Park could see him feature in six games with Yeovil set to face Carlisle, Orient, Huddersfield and Exeter at home with visits to Stevenage and Chesterfield during that period.
The Glovers are currently 21st in League One having lost seven of their opening twelve league fixtures, winning just twice. They were also beaten at the first stage in both the Carling Cup and Johnstone's Paint Trophy, by Exeter and Bournemouth respectively.
The 21-year-old goalkeeper, who has been at West Ham since 2006 recently trialled at Championship clubs Ipswich Town and, last month, Burnley - where he endured a baptism of fire, conceding three goals in the first 18 minutes of his debut for the Clarets in a Central League fixture against Oldham's reserves.
Once referred to by Ludek Miklosko as the natural successor to Chelsea's Petr Cech, Stech has made just three first team appearances for the Hammers - all in the Carling Cup last season.
The 6"3' custodian made his debut in August 2010 against Oxford United in the second round of the competition, with the Hammers running out 1-0 winners on the night. He retained his place for the third round tie at Sunderland, which resulted in a 2-1 win.
His third and final appearance for the first team came against Stoke City in the fourth round of the Carling Cup with the Hammers running out 3-1 winners after extra time - a result that maintained Stech's 100 per cent win record in the first team.
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]