Goalkeeper ruled out for the season so Posh expected to raid the emergency loan market

Peterborough United goalkeeper Christy Pym has been ruled out for the rest of the season because of a muscle injury.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 10:38 am
Updated Thursday, 8th April 2021, 11:02 am
Christy Pym.

It’s now thought Posh will seek to sign a goalkeeper on an emergency loan rather than throw untested back-up Dan Gyollai or Academy graduate Will Blackmore into the heat of a promotion battle. Posh can use the emergency loan market outside of transfer windows for a goalkeeper, and because neither Gyollai nor Blackmore have played five Football League matches.

Pym, an ever-present in League One this season, had a scan on an injury picked up during Monday’s 1-1 draw with Sunderland at the Weston Homes Stadium. The scan showed a muscle problem in his side.

Posh boss Darren Ferguson said: “It is a big blow, the boy has been very consistent over the last two seasons, but we have to get on with it, these things happen in football.

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“The boy did ever so well to finish the game against Sunderland. He was struggling and when you see the extent of the injury you can see why. He is going to be out between four and six weeks and I have now got to look at my options and one of those would be an emergency loan.

“That is not because I don’t have any doubts about the other two goalkeepers, but the facts are at this stage of the season, they don’t have the experience of playing enough league games. At any other point in the season, I would have no hesitation, but I will speak to them and we will look at our options.

“It is a blow for the boy and when you have a settled back five or six, the players have a great understanding so if we do bring someone in, it will need to be someone that has played in this league and fits how we want to play and if we can do that then great,”