'This has happened about six or seven times': Sunderland fans react as Lincoln sign Stoke City stopper who has featured for Peterborough

Lincoln City have been able to secure a new signing less than 24 hours before their play-off clash with Sunderland – and fans have been quick to react on social media.

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 9:24 am
Updated Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 9:40 am

The Imps have brought in Stoke City stopper Josef Bursik, who has also played for Peterborough this season, on an emergency loan deal after regular keeper Alex Palmer suffered a concussion in training.

There are special rules that allow clubs to make a signing when they have no available goalkeepers – but they do not extend to other areas of the field.

Here’s how some Sunderland fans reacted to the news on social media.

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Goalkeeper Josef Bursik playing for Stoke.

@richy_choc: He'll have a blinder tomorrow..just watch !

@imdannygavin: His 4th club of the season….. surely there is a limit as to how many you can play for

@LukeMorgan96: No way Lincoln have loaned the keeper Peterborough got on an emergency loan as well.

@marathon_mick69: If we are worrying about Lincoln bringing in back up goalies we're in big trouble

@eab1992: So another team signed a keeper on an emergency loan on the eve of playing us. What a coincidence.

@APurcell92: This seems to be happening more and more now. I assume, of course, that Lincoln literally have no other goalkeepers on their books?

@calvinfox96: He played a few games for them this season, conceding five in two games. Hardly a game changer.

@beston_thomas: Less than 24 hours to kick-off and they can do this absolute joke

@notch_32: Surely they have a number two keeper?

@MJacko1989: This has happened about six or seven times against us since we’ve been in League One!

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