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Visser Arrival Was Precautionary And We Are Pleased To Have Him

18 March 2020

Boss admits that we probably won't need him now but he is pleased to have a top pro with his squad.

David Artell has told the club’s official website that the signing of goalkeeper Dino Visser on a short term contract was precautionary after young goalkeeper, Sam Booth, broke his finger in three places whilst playing for Sandbach United.

Visser, who previously spent time this season with our promotion rivals, Exeter City, agreed a short-term deal after the club wanted him as cover for Will Jaaskelainen if he had been called up for Finland’s Under-21s at the end of the month.

Artell moved swiftly to make sure he had cover in place but just 24 hours later football was suspended in this country until at least early April following the rapid spread of coronavirus in this country.

“Sam (Booth) broke his finger in three places so we were a goalkeeper down and if Will was called up by Finland then we would have been one injury away from playing an 18-year-old, who is not ready, ' said David.

“We decided to sign Dino to cover any eventuality and it was precautionary. As it happens it turns out we probably won’t need him but I am not displeased to have him with us.

“He is not an unknown quantity. He spent some time training with us in the summer and he is a very good goalkeeper.

“We knew all about him and his personality, character and attitude fits well into the squad.”

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