Stech could stay with Cherries
Marek Stech has described his outing in the 5-0 mauling by Morecambe as a 'brilliant experience'.
Last Updated: 12/01/10 4:10pm
On-loan Bournemouth goalkeeper Marek Stech has described his outing in the 5-0 mauling by Morecambe last weekend as a 'brilliant experience'.
West Ham youngster Stech was signed on an emergency loan deal by the Cherries with Shwan Jalal and Dan Thomas both ruled out by injury.
The 19-year-old's initial seven-day stay with Eddie Howe's men could be extended if neither player recovers in time for Monday's clash at home to Notts County.
Despite picking the ball out of the net five times on his Bournemouth debut, the Czech Under-19 international is keen for more opportunities to impress.
"I know it didn't look good because of the scoreline, but it was a brilliant experience for me to play at Morecambe," Stech told the Daily Echo.
"I felt confident at the beginning of the game and we started well. My kicking and coming for crosses was fine, it was just the goals.
"They were all unbelievable and I probably didn't have a chance with any of them. Hopefully, if I get another chance, we can play better.
"The lads have been great and I have enjoyed the training. I'm just going to see what happens. I am happy to stay and would love to sign again if they need me."
Howe will now monitor Jalal and Thomas over the weekend before deciding whether to request an extension to Stech's stay.
The Cherries boss, who is operating under a transfer embargo, said: "It's been very difficult with the situation we're in.
"Suddenly, we lose two goalkeepers one after another and then we can only sign one for seven days due to the embargo. It's such an important position and you really need continuity.
"West Ham want Marek to have games so they were quite happy to send him to us for seven days. He has been training really well and is getting to know us and getting to know the lads a little bit better.
"If one of our goalkeepers is fit, we won't be able to re-sign him so we will have to wait and see how they are in the coming days."