Wycombe fret over Batista
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Wycombe Wanderers hope Ricardo Batista will not have to go back to Fulham.
Wycombe Wanderers hope Ricardo Batista will not have to go back to Fulham immediately after rejoining the club.
Batista has linked up with the League Two club for his second loan spell of the campaign and is due to stay until the end of the season.
But Fulham's first-choice keeper Antti Niemi suffered a nasty-looking injury against Watford on Monday, leaving the Premiership side short on cover.
Chris Coleman could opt to recall Batista, with Wycombe boss Paul Lambert worried he could lose the youngster again.
"Ricardo might have to go back," Lambert told the club's official website. "It's an incredible situation."
The silver lining for Wycombe is that Tony Warner has just completed a loan spell at Leeds United and may provide the cover for Jan Lastuvka in Niemi's absence.
Meanwhile, Wycombe have also struck a deal to bring Queens Park Rangers midfielder Tommy Doherty back to the club.
Doherty made 15 appearances for Lambert's side in the first half of the season and will now stay at Adams Park until the end of the campaign.