Hearts goalkeeper joins St Mirren on emergency loan and will start against rivals Hibs
St Mirren signed Hearts goalkeeper Bobby Zlamal on emergency loan after three Buddies goalkeepers were excluded from the clash.
There were concerns that St Mirren vs Hibs could be postponed after two of Paisley’s keepers tested positive for the coronavirus.
Jak Alnwick and Dean Lyness both tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this week.
Their third-choice goalkeeper Peter Urminsky was also excluded from the clash after being judged close to the other pair despite testing negative.
But St Mirren have signed Jambos goalkeeper Zlamal and will go straight into the starting XI to face Jack Ross’ men.
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General manager Tony Fitzpatrick said: “72 hours have been trying for our club. I would like to thank Hearts FC for working with us on this signing.
“Zlamal’s signing on loan gives us an experienced goalkeeper for the next few matches. We are delighted that Zlamal has joined us on a short-term loan.
“Our country is going through uncertain times with new restrictions being placed on Scottish communities every day and in football we are no different.
“Our club have shown incredible resilience and agility over the past few days and we enter the Hibernian game with the ambition to get three points for our fans. I am proud of the way the St Mirren family rallied again in these difficult times. “