Liverpool goalkeeper, Vitezslav Jaros, has joined Notts County on loan for the remainder of the season.
Jaros becomes County’s fourth shot-stopper, adding to the list of Sam Slocombe, Tiernan Brooks and Anthony Patterson.
The 20-year-old adds important depth to the position, especially during this time of the season when player management becomes paramount.
However, the young shot-stopper claimed the move came relatively out of the blue.
Jaros said: “I didn’t know about it until the last minute. I had a zoom call with the manager and goalkeeping coach on Tuesday, so made the decision on Wednesday to just go.
“Notts County is a club that should be higher up with its history, stadium, facilities and its players.
“I like their style of play, they try and play football which is what I wanted to do so that was probably one of the biggest things.”
The Czech youth international will probably take favour over Brooks and Patterson, having picked up more experience over the last few seasons.
While Slocombe has been the club’s number one since joining in 2019, the skilled keeper is also likely to challenge for the starting position.
The Czech joined Liverpool from Slavia Prague in 2017, joining the Reds under 18’s managed by Steven Gerrard.
In his second season with the under 18’s he was a major part of the team who won the FA Youth Cup.
Soon after he moved up to the under 23’s, making his first appearance for the first team in a pre-season friendly against Tranmere Rovers.
While being at the club he has learned from a number of world class players, including Liverpool number one Alisson Becker.
This past season he went on loan to Irish Premier Division side St Patrick’s Athletic, which proved to be very successful, winning the club’s Player of the Year award and helping them lift the FAI Cup.
Jaros added: “I think it’ll be a great test. I’ve heard it’s the most competitive that the league has been in the last few years and I know all the teams are quite tight.
“I want to play as many games as possible and try to get promoted- I know that’s the aim of the club as well.”
County faced fourth place Bromley on the weekend, suffering a close 1-0 loss to the south London side.
Jaros was available for the game but didn’t feature in the squad, having only joined the club days before.
The keeper will look to appear soon as he hopes to help Notts in their pursuit for promotion this season.