Spurs and England goalkeeper Paul Robinson has been ruled out of Monday night’s clash at St.James’ Park.
The 28-year-old picked up a calf strain in England’s disastrous 2-1 defeat against Russia in Moscow on Wednesday. It is not known how long Paul will be out for.
Since 20 year-old former Sunderland and England Under-21 goalkeeper Ben Alnwick is out on loan at Luton, the person between the posts on Monday evening will be Radek Cerny, the Czech Republic international.
Czech International Radek Cerny – capped 3 times by his country
Cerny has extended his loan from Slavia Prague until the end of the 2007-08 season after he joined Tottenham in January 2005. He is now 33 years old, 6’3″ tall and has been capped 3 times by the Czech Republic.
Radek experienced European football on a regular basis with Slavia Prague whom he played for from 1997 for close to 200 games. He made his Spurs debut as a substitute for the injured Paul Robinson in a 5-1 win against Aston Villa on May 1, 2005 and continued to deputize impressively for the remaining two matches of that season. Cerny looks like a solid goalkeeper and made five appearances over the course of last season.
Since this is Radekâ€™s first game for a while we would expect Sam to tell his players to test the goalkeeper regularly, on Monday evening, in case he has some nerves, especially early in the game. Unfortunately for Newcastle fans he looks a decent goalkeeper 😀
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