New Goalkeeper For Leamington

Leamington FC have signed a new goalkeeper.

The Brakes have Leicester City U21's keeper Jonny Maddison until the end of the season due to current keeper Ross Atkins getting a promotion with his job at Derby County.

Paul Holleran said about signing Maddison to his club's website: "At the beginning of the week Ross Atkins informed the football club that he had decided to accept a promotion in his job at Derby County that would involve him working Saturdays.

"He feels that it is the path he wants to go down in his career now, which is good news for him but not so good for us because in general he has been solid for us, a good professional and certainly I think the best keeper we've had this season, and we've had a few! 

"Jonny is one of the keepers we've looked at as we've seen him for Leicester's Under 21's, and we're delighted that Leicester were prepared to let him come to us at such short notice. Mike Stowell and Craig Shakespeare pushed it along very quickly so that we'd got the lad available for this weekend. He trained with us on Thursday night and he looks a cracking young goalkeeper. He's got good pedigree and has done very well at Leicester, and when you see that the majority of their young players are out on loan in League 1 and 2 you can see the gesture that Leicester have made.
 
"In all aspects of the deal they've been very helpful to make sure we could do it, so we're delighted. We're hopeful that he'll be able to see us through until the end of the season and that hopefully there will be no more changes."
 
Remarkably Jonny will become the seventh different goalkeeper used by Leamington this season, which may be some kind of record. He played for Sunderland and Crawley Town before being snapped up by Leicester last summer.