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Holy Could Join Port Vale
Wednesday, 26th Jan 2022 17:33

Town keeper Tomas Holy could join League Two Port Vale on loan before the transfer window closes on Monday.

The 30-year-old, who is out of contract in the summer, is currently the Blues’ third-choice keeper behind Christian Walton and Vaclav Hladky and in October spent a seven-day emergency spell on loan at Cambridge United.

Football Insider reported Vale’s interest in Holy earlier this afternoon and TWTD can confirm that they have made an approach to sign the Czech on loan and that it is possible a deal could be done before Monday’s 11pm deadline.

The Staffordshire club aren’t the only side to have targeted Holy this month with Bradford City having been among the other suitors prior to signing Alex Bass on loan from Portsmouth earlier in the week.

Speaking on Friday, Town manager Kieran McKenna confirmed that Holy was being targeted.

“We’ve had conversations with Tomas as a club and there has been interest in him,” McKenna said.

“Obviously, he’s played in League One before and proven to be a good goalkeeper and is at an age where he wants to play games and wants to compete, and he is a very competitive man. We’re looking at that with him and there has been interest from a few different clubs.

“I think if the fit is right for Tomas, then it’s an opportunity for him and we feel with Christian and Vaclav, we have two very good goalkeepers.

“We have some good young goalkeepers behind that as well who are with us and help with training, and we also feel that they are there for cover if need be.

“So we’re comfortable with where we are and Tomas is one that if the right opportunity comes up at the right club with the opportunity for him to play then, we’ll try and support him with that if we can.”

Holy has been on the bench for the last two Town matches due to Hladky having been unwell. On Friday, the Blues recalled youngster Bert White from his loan at Gosport Borough as cover ahead of Holy’s probable departure.

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ArnieM added 18:05 - Jan 26
Good luck Tomas if it goes ahead . 👍

markchips added 19:07 - Jan 26
Has rarely let us down so good luck to him. Probably last time we shall see him in an Ipswich shirt.

istanblue added 19:23 - Jan 26
I'm on tenterhooks...

Chocorange added 19:47 - Jan 26
Good luck Tomas , genuine nice guy , I wish him well.

itfchorry added 21:47 - Jan 26
Great Keeper and Top Man

cranky_old_tractor added 22:24 - Jan 26
Good luck

ForrestsFingers added 22:33 - Jan 26
Lovely guy. Passionate about the club, just not of a standard to move forward with. Best of luck to him if he is moving on.

Barty added 07:58 - Jan 27
All the very best Tomas. Surprised he is dropping to League 2

Jugsy added 09:53 - Jan 27
Really lovely, infectious character who certainly cared for the club and supporters. Wouldn't describe him as a 'great' keeper as others have. His decision making and positioning would often be questionable and as a big fella, getting low for shots often troubled him. Certainly not the worst we've had and would have been happy for him to stay as Number 2 over Hladky, but fair play to him for wanting more than that.

stainless added 10:04 - Jan 27
He will be a good signing for League 2. I think he's better than people give him credit for. His height makes some difficult saves look easy, on the other hand he is slow getting down to those shots around his feet.
Seems like a really genuine guy who loved the club. Good luck.

blues1 added 10:58 - Jan 27
Jugsy. Hladky is better than holy. Just hasnt had the chance to play behind a settled defence. It changes almost every week when he in the team under Cook. Didn't keep 26 clean sheets at Salford for no reason. Nor would he have been wanted by Juventus if he rubbish. I liked Holy when he arrived, and he's a great guy. But to have a keeper who's 6ft 9.5 and he can't even catch a cross and cimmand his area, is a concern. Too many times at the end of last season he allowed the ball to go past him just a matter of inches away from him where all he had to do was put his arm out to stop them. Whether that was a confidence thing or not I don't know. But I wish him well, has been a great club man in his time here. Clearly passionate and committed to the club. Knew on Tuesday after the game that he was going, as he gave his shirt to some1 and looked a bit upset.

Jugsy added 12:04 - Jan 27
Hi blues1, I hear you and I really think those two are much of muchness. Hladky played in the Wycombe game with our best defence to date and he didn't look assured. A couple of times he rushed out, didn't communicate well and is suspect with the ball in the air (weak punches over catching), very similar weaknesses to that of Holy. I recognise the Salford record - as a result I think it's reasonable to expect a GK who can command his defenders and hold his own. Not seen it.

Twos example I can think of both against AFC Wimbledon - first header was in the middle of the goal and he's too far over and for the last minute equaliser he just didn't hold onto the weak header. Neither Hladky nor Holy are as commanding as they should be, Walts very much is. I'd have Holy as Number 2 because he tries hard and engages with the fans and club, literally not much difference between them.

Linkboy13 added 13:36 - Jan 27
Like Toto very popular with the fans dosent make him an automatic choice for the team that's not how it works im afraid.

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