Vitek outlines Accrington aims

Friday 26 January 2024 11:30

Manchester United goalkeeper Radek Vitek hopes his loan switch to Accrington Stanley will allow him to gain valuable senior experience.

The United youngster has joined the League Two outfit on a temporary deal until the end of the 2023/24 season, extending his Reds contract in the process.

Radek could feature as early as this weekend, with John Coleman's side visiting struggling Forest Green Rovers, who also have a United loan player in Maxi Oyedele.

“I think it is brilliant here,” Vitek said to Stanley's club media.

“I have seen the stadium, met new people and everything looks brilliant here. I am excited to get started.”

Having won the FA Youth Cup in 2022 and made the senior bench on seven occasions, Vitek has already enjoyed some memorable moments at United.

Radek now hopes his time in East Lancashire will benefit him moving forward as he looks to take the next step in his career.

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Reds goalkeeper Radek will spend the rest of 2023/24 gaining experience with an EFL club.

“That is the main thing, I want to start and play regularly,” he added.

“Not on the bench or anything. I want to get some important matches under my belt.”

Vitek saves from Hosannah Video

Vitek saves from Hosannah

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The Czech Republic youth international reflected on what has been a whirlwind few years since he moved from Sigma Olomouc in 2020.

“Of course, it was a big move for me and it was so good for my family and everyone here. A lot has already happened.

“It has been amazing since the first day I walked into the training ground.

“Winning the Youth Cup was an amazing memory and being on the bench too. Lots of amazing memories in my life.”