Raith Rovers have moved to solve their goalkeeping crisis, with the arrival of Pavol Penksa following the dramatic theft of his travel documents.
Penska has signed a deal until the end of the season and the 31-year-old from Slovakia is eligible to play against fellow Championship strugglers St Mirren at Stark’s Park tonight.
Penska finally made it to Kirkcaldy after a remarkable turn of events that saw his passport and other documents get stolen at Bratislava Airport on Sunday just before he was due to fly to Scotland.
He had to arrange emergency paperwork on Monday and then travelled via Vienna and Brussels at his own expense.
The former Tatran Presov keeper is now preparing to make his debut for John Hughes’ side in this evening’s crucial relegation battle.
Raith have also received international clearance to register development squad goalie Rory Brian as an amateur.
Under Fifa regulations they were unable to register the Australian during the January transfer window as he only turned 18 last month, making him currently ineligible for first team action.