Sturrock to loan keeper
By Ben Warburton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sheffield Wednesday manager Paul Sturrock is on the lookout for a new goalkeeper.
Sheffield Wednesday manager Paul Sturrock admits he will be forced to bring in a goalkeeper when the emergency loan window re-opens for Championship clubs on Tuesday.
The announcement follows the injury to David Lucas during Saturday's clash with Millwall, which has left the former Preston keeper fearing the worst after suspected knee ligament damage.
The Owls were without a keeper on the bench for the game, leaving Sturrock forced into playing his captain and centre half, Lee Bullen, in goal for the rest of the match.
Remarkably, Wednesday went on to win the game 1-0 with Bullen keeping a clean sheet, but Sturrock knows that he cannot leave anything to chance, with former Halifax loanee Chris Adamson the only recognised goalkeeper in the squad.
Lucas, 28, had only just returned to the starting line-up following a long-term knee injury, and will now have a scan this week to determine the damage, but club physios fear he could be ruled out for the rest of the season with cruciate ligament damage.
Nicky Weaver recently completed a three-month loan spell at Hillsborough during Lucas' absence, but has now returned to Manchester City.
The 26-year-old had impressed during his time with the South Yorkshire club, but it remains to be seen whether City boss Stuart Pearce will allow him to depart again on loan.