Mansfield Town have signed Goalkeeper Marek Stech on a two-year contract from Luton Town.
The 30 year old is a former Czech Republic International, having started out in his youth career with Sparta Prague he initially moved to West Ham United as a youngster before joining Yeovil Town in 2012 gaining promotion to the Championship with the glovers and playing 26 times in England’s second tier before moving back to Sparta Prague where he stayed for three seasons.
After joining Luton in 2017 Stech enjoyed back to back promotions at Kenilworth Road but has had limited opportunities over the last two seasons after a debut season at the Hatters earned him a position in the League Two team of the year. Stech brings vital experience and at 6ft5in is an opposing figure that has played at U17, U21 and once for the full team at international level.
His capture is also significant with the club having released Bobby Olejnik and Conrad Logan this summer with Stags boss Graham Coughlan stating the Czech Keeper has been on his radar for quite some time.
Coughlan stated “I’ve been chasing him for 12 months, so to finally land him is a big relief.”
The Mansfield Manager continued “Marek is a top goalkeeper who has presence, stature and a great pedigree. Obviously, being promoted with his previous club shows the experience that he has amassed.”
“Along with our goalkeeping coach, Seamus McDonagh, they will drive the goalkeeping department and help our younger goalkeepers grow and develop.”
*Main image @lutontown Marek Stech joins Mansfield from Luton.