Ballymena United have secured the services of Crusaders goalkeeper Yohann Lacroix on a short-term loan deal.
Lacroix joins the Showgrounds club following long-term injuries to Stuart Addis and Dwayne Nelson.
Ballymena boss Glenn Ferguson is hoping to secure a more permanent replacement in the coming days, but admits Lacroix is a welcome arrival given the current goalkeeping crisis.
“Hopefully Yohann can get his clearance in time for Wednesday’s game against Ards,” Ferguson said.
“Unfortunately he can’t play in the Irish Cup, so we are trying to get a more permanent arrangement with another goalkeeper.
“We are planning to run our eye over a keeper who comes recommended to us from the League of Ireland. Hopefully something can materialise from that.
“We also have Wesley Lamont signed up if we need him. Wes is 50 but he is champing at the bit to play.”
Looking ahead to tomorrow’s trip to basement club Ards, Ferguson said: “It will be a tough test. It doesn’t matter if Ards are bottom.
“Every fixture presents a challenge in this league. All we can do is look after ourselves.
“We are on a decent run of form recently, and we have to make sure we can continue that in the next few games. Every point counts.”