Twitter Helps Us! Slough Try A New Way To Lure Keeper

Slough Town’s joint manager Neil Baker has found a little bit of fame - thanks to a plea on twitter!

The Rebels are in a pickle after losing goalkeeper Jack Turner to an elbow injury.

With none of the managers’ usual contacts coming up with anything, and with no back up keeper to call upon, Baker decided desperate times call for desperate measures.

He took to twitter to plead for the football community to find him a stopper in time for Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Sholing.

The tweet was picked up by the BBC and various national newspapers - something the Slough coach called “incredible.”

He wrote: “Strange way of doing this via twitter however not getting what we need at present, but we are looking for a keeper as cover in the FA Cup for @sloughtownfc if interested PM me.”

It was retweeted nearly 100 times and last night there were neary 200 messages in response.

"We've never had a second keeper, and if we have had a problem, we have normally gone and got somebody in on loan," Baker told BBC Sport.

"However, when it comes to the FA Cup, it's very difficult because keepers have already played in the competition or teams higher up the pyramid don't want to loan a keeper out.

“You never know in football," Baker added.

"We have had one or two replies that are quite interesting, so we're having private chats and hopefully we can get something sorted.

"There could be the opportunity for an FA Cup run, so you never know."

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