Crewe Alexandra have signed goalkeeper Dino Visser on a short-term contract until the end of the season.
According to the club’s official website, the South African joins the club to provide competition for Will Jaaskelainen and Dave Richards for the number one shirt ahead of the final nine games of the season.
The thirty-year-old spent most of his career in the top two tiers of South African football before heading to England. The keeper recently left fellow League Two side Exeter City after making two EFL Trophy appearances against West Ham Under-23s and Oxford United.
He kept a clean sheet against League One Oxford before saving three penalties in the shoot out, making him a popular figure at St James Park.
Visser will be available for selection for Saturday’s visit to Mansfield where Crewe will be hoping to maintain their position at the top of the League Two table.
The signing came as a surprise to many supporters when they took to social media to react. Some fans felt his arrival meant an injury to either Jaaskelainen or Richards whilst others thought it was all immaterial as the season was about to end due to the coronavirus.
Whatever the reasons behind the signing, most fans welcomed the keeper and wished him all the best.
Here is a selection of responses to the news on Twitter.
Random this one lads ?
— Ant Evans (@AntEvans88) March 12, 2020
OK who's injured, spill? Plus welcome Dino haa
— Pamela Champion (@pamela_cafc) March 12, 2020
Surely this means either Will or Richards are injured? Why else would you spend however much money on wages on a another goalkeeper, who has spent 2 months out of contract after being a backup at a rival all season? Surely better off saving the wages for next season#CreweAlex
— Joshua Harper (@JoshuaH18875853) March 12, 2020
Until the end of the season, trouble is the season will end today ?
— Andy Preece (@preece_andy) March 12, 2020
I think this is because Booth is injured, and Finland U21s are scheduled to play Malta on March 31.
— Peter Morse (@ThePeterMorse) March 12, 2020
— Exeter City Polls (@ExeterCityPolls) March 12, 2020
— Sinead (@shadymoto) March 12, 2020