'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.
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.
@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!