Alex Fojticek looks on during the training camp in Austria.

Loan move agreed for Fojticek

Manchester United Academy keeper Alex Fojticek has agreed to join Stalybridge Celtic on loan for the season.

The Slovakian shot-stopper made two appearances for the Under-23s last term and made a further seven outings for the Under-18s.

The 19-year-old joined United in 2016 from Tatran Presov and will continue his development by working at the Aon Training Complex during the week and representing the Northern Premier League side throughout the course of the campaign.

Alex Fojticek lifting weights in the gym.
Alex Fojticek puts in the hard graft at the Aon Training Complex.

“I'm looking forward to going out on loan,” Fojticek told us. “It will be good for me to experience men's football and, hopefully, start playing consistently.

”The most important thing is knowing, when Saturday comes, you're going to be in with a chance of playing and I am looking forward to competing every week and getting that rhythm.

“Les Parry [United's Academy player performance manager] brought me to a game at Stalybridge and the club have been brilliant in helping me with this move.”

The deal is designed to further Fojticek's experience, although he will still be eligible to feature in United's Under-23s, if required.

He becomes the third keeper to depart on loan this summer after Dean Henderson (Sheffield United) and Kieran O'Hara (Burton Albion).

Everybody would like to wish Alex the best of luck at Bower Fold.

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