Burton Albion forced into emergency keeper deal

Burton Albion have been forced to sign Forest goalkeeper Dimitar Evtimov on a one-month deal.

The 25-year-old was released by Nottingham Forest at the end of August and will go straight into the side set to face high-flying Sunderland this weekend.

Evtimov made just three appearances during his stay at the City Ground, but also ‘enjoyed’ loan spells with Nuneaton, Port Vale and Mansfield.

Nigel Clough’s current number one, Stephen Bywater, is currently sidelined with a shoulder injury. That situation has been further exasperated with Chelsea loanee Brad Collins picking up a thigh strain last Saturday against Accrington Stanley.

Albion manager Nigel Clough said: “Finding a goalkeeper with a bit of experience is difficult when you are looking for someone who hasn’t played yet this season because of the three clubs rule.”

Our View

Evtimov is a decent keeper and will provide an adequate stand in for the Brewers.

The main issue here is whether he can get to know his defence quick enough to organise them efficiently. It couldn’t get much harder than a visit from Sunderland either, especially is Charlie Wyke is fit and ready to go.

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