STAGS SIGN MAREK STECH AFTER RELEASE BY LUTON
Stags land experienced goalkeeper
mansfieldtown.net, Mon 29 June 2020
Mansfield Town is delighted to announce the signing of former Luton Town goalkeeper Marek Štěch on a two-year contract.
The 6ft 5in stopper played a crucial role in the Hatters’ promotion to League One in 2017-18, a season in which he was named in the PFA Team of the Year.
In the same campaign, the former West Ham United goalkeeper kept 15 clean sheets in 42 appearances.
Previously, the 30-year-old enjoyed a year three spell with Sparta Prague, which included winning the Czech Supercup.
Štěch, who has one full cap and 12 at under-21 level for the Czech Republic, earned his first promotion in England with Yeovil Town, helping the Glovers to promotion from League One and later playing in the Championship.
“Marek is a top goalkeeper who has presence, stature and a great pedigree,” manager Graham Coughlan told http://www.mansfieldtown.net.
“I’ve been chasing him for 12 months, so to finally land him is a big relief.
“Obviously, being promoted with his previous club shows the experience that he has amassed.
“Along with our goalkeeping coach, Seamus McDonagh, they will drive the goalkeeping department and help our younger goalkeepers grow and develop.”
Marek Stech @Stechy100
New chapter New challenge - can’t wait to get started @mansfieldtownfc
hello Hatters I can’t thank you all enough for your amazing support over my 3 years at @ltfc_official @lutonnewsltfc
Thank you to all my team mates, all the staff and the amazing supporters
John Radford @JRadfordMTFC
A solid, reliable goalkeeper is the foundation of any successful team.
Standing at 6ft 5in, Marek is experienced, has promotions from League Two and League One and is another notable signing as part of the squad we’re building.
Welcome to the #Mansfield family, Marek.
David Sharpe @DavidSharpe91
Delighted to get this done! Great to have you with us @Stechy100!
Note - there was no interview with Stech, as he flew back home straight after signing.
Ex-Hatter Stech signs up for Mansfield Town
By Mike Simmonds, Monday, 29th June 2020
Ex-Hatters goalkeeper Marek Štěch has wasted no time finding himself a new club, joining League Two Mansfield Town on a two-year contract this evening.
After arriving in the summer of 2017, the 30-year-old played a crucial role in Town's promotion to League One during the 2017-18 campaign, named in the PFA Team of the Year after keeping 15 clean sheets.
Stech, who played for West Ham and Sparta Prague, also winning one full cap for the Czech Republic, was released by Luton this morning, before being snapped up by the Stags just a few hours later.
FIVE PLAYERS TO LEAVE THE CLUB WHEN THEIR CONTRACTS END TOMORROW
Thank you Marek, Frankie, Donvervon, Jake and Lloyd for your service and good luck...
Monday, 29th June 2020
Luton Town Football Club would like to publicly thank five players who will leave the club as their current contracts come to an end tomorrow.
Departing Kenilworth Road immediately are goalkeeper Marek Stech, defenders Frankie Musonda, Donervon Daniels and Lloyd Jones, along with forward Jake Jervis.
Marek arrived from Sparta Prague in the summer of 2017 and became an instant fans’ favourite with some fantastic saves as the Hatters won promotion from League Two. He was named in the PFA team of the season, before helping the Town win the League One title last season. He departs having made 49 appearances in his three years as a Hatter.