Ex-Hatter Stech signs up for Mansfield Town

Former Luton keeper joins League Two Stags
Former Luton keeper Marek Stech enjoys winning promotion to League One in May 2018Former Luton keeper Marek Stech enjoys winning promotion to League One in May 2018
Former Luton keeper Marek Stech enjoys winning promotion to League One in May 2018

Ex-Hatters goalkeeper Marek Štěch has wasted no time finding himself a new club, joining League Two Mansfield Town on a two-year contract this evening.

After arriving in the summer of 2017, the 30-year-old played a crucial role in Town's promotion to League One during the 2017-18 campaign, named in the PFA Team of the Year after keeping 15 clean sheets.

Stech, who played for West Ham and Sparta Prague, also winning one full cap for the Czech Republic, was released by Luton this morning, before being snapped up by the Stags just a few hours later.

Manager Graham Coughlan told the club's official website: "Marek is a top goalkeeper who has presence, stature and a great pedigree.

“I’ve been chasing him for 12 months, so to finally land him is a big relief.

“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."