Swindon signs emergency loan deal with goalkeeper on the eve of his game against Sunderland
Swindon Town has signed an emergency loan deal with goalkeeper Connal Trueman with the Birmingham City man set to make his Robins debut against Sunderland tomorrow.
The struggling Robins head north to take on the Black cats at the Stadium of Light tomorrow night.
An injury to Jojo Wollacott during the warm-up ahead of Swindon’s win over Northampton Town saw 19-year-old Archie Matthews make his debut in the game.
But, with Swindon left with inexperienced Matthews as the only fit keeper, John Sheridan opted to bring in Trueman, 24, on a seven-day loan.
Trueman has faced Sunderland on Wearside before this season, having spent a stint on loan at AFC Wimbledon which drew 1-1 with the Black Cats at the Stadium of Light in December.
Assuming Trueman plays tomorrow, he will be the sixth goaltender to play for Swindon this season.
They started the campaign with Matej Kovar in goal, but he was recalled from his loan by Manchester United in January.
Former Middlesbrough man Joe Fryer joined the club on a free transfer and played a handful of games ahead of his January exit.
Swindon signed Mark Travers on loan from Bournemouth in January, but he was recalled by the Cherries last month.
Wollacott was next in line, signed an emergency loan deal last month from Bristol City, before his injury gave Matthews a chance, and now the baton has been passed to Trueman.