Hull City recently lost their number one keeper, Allan McGregor through a shoulder injury. So in stepped Steve Harper, but the veteran goalkeeper only lasted two games before he fell over the injury hurdle when he tore his bicep in the Tigers' 2-2 draw against Arsenal on Saturday.
That meant that third-choice shot-stopper Eldin Jakupovic had to finish off the game. The Swiss keeper only took part in one of Hull's league matches last season in which they lost 3-1 to United at Old Trafford.
Hull in trouble
With Mark Oxley on loan at Hibernian and unable to be recalled, Hull are in a little trouble for goalkeepers. The next in line after Jakupovic is that of Joe Cracknell, who is a regular starter for the reserve squad and has never made first-team appearance.
So where do Hull go from here? Well, the leagues rules and regulations state that any club is allowed to perform the role of an emergency loan for any goalkeeper of their choice in a desperate situation.
There are no clear favourites as of yet, but one name that is gathering pace in the rumour mill is Boaz Myhill, who is so very dearly loved at the KC Stadium for his seven-year spell for the club, making an impressive 257 appearances. Now at West Brom, he is understudy to Ben Foster and would relish the opportunity to return to Humberside.
Australian number one keeper Mathew Ryan is also strongly linked with a move to Hull. Even before Harper's injury on Saturday, there was talk of interest from the Tigers on a permanent move for the 22-year-old, but what Steve Bruce may have to do is sign him on an emergency loan, and then rekindle his interest for him in January.
Currently playing for Club Brugge in Belgium, he would be a very likely candidate to join the club for a short period of time.
Ambitious move for Victor Valdes?
It may seem like a shot in the dark, but Bruce wouldn't be stupid to have his ears pricked at the fact that Victor Valdes is a free agent. After being dumped by Barcelona for Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Claudio Bravo, the Spaniard became a free agent over the summer and now he is looking for an interested club.
And surely Hull wouldn't mind taking Vito Mannone back on board despite that nightmare performance against Southampton on Saturday, conceding a monumental eight goals. Maybe not then.
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